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Coffin of the Unknown Warrior with a guard of French soldiers, Chateau d'Aumont, Boulogne, 9-10 November 1920

Photograph, World War One, Peace (1918-1921), 9-10 November 1920

The Unknown Warrior arrived in Boulogne on the afternoon of 9 November 1920. He spent his last night in France in the library of the historic Chateau d'Aumont, which had been converted into a chapelle ardente (burning chapel). Here he was placed under the guard of French troops from drawn from the 8th Regiment, which had recently been awarded the Légion d'Honneur en masse for bravery in combat.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1963-09-148-2

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1963-09-148-2

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