London Capital Commemorations
Since it was founded more than 2,000 years ago, the city of London has been the backdrop to many historical events including the War of the Roses, the 'Peasants Revolt' and the English Civil War. However, it was during both World Wars, when the city was deliberately attacked becoming a target for air raids, that the populace showed their true mettle. Undaunted, first by the Zeppelin raids from 1915, and then Hitler's bombers from 1940, on both occasions the city emerged battered but proud and undefeated, as a beacon of survival to the free world.
Today there are many memorials across the city which serve as a tribute to those turbulent times and some of the buildings still bear the scars from those terrible days when death rained from the skies.
Join us on this journey as we take you to explore some of the locations and examine events on the ground as we visit sites like Whitehall, where you can find many memorials dedicated to both World Wars including The Cenotaph originally a temporary structure erected for a peace parade at the end of the Great War and The Monument to the Woman of World War II which was unveiled in 2005, each monument carries its own stories of tragedy and sacrifice.
London is the site of many museums including The National Army Museum, The Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast, and Churchill War Rooms. All preserving the military heritage of our country and the conflicts that we found ourselves embroiled in throughout the ages.