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Memorials, history, Terrorism

"...this city will never give in to those who try and divide us"

by Adrian Tribe

London — Nine years ago today, at 09:47, an 18 year-old man called Hasib Hussain detonated a bomb on the top deck of a number 30 bus in Tavistock Square, killing himself and 13 others. The picture shows the memorial that is now located next to the spot where the bomb exploded, bearing the names of the victims. Here are those names, with their ages, shown from the youngest to the oldest: Shahara Islam (20...

Family, Memorials

These Gates are Timeless.

by líadan rí

San francisco — Every few months or so, I go with my dad to South San Francisco and visit the grave of my grandfather. He died long before I was born, in a car accident, so all I know of him now is stories my dad tel...

history, Memorials, Burial Ground

So many deaths...

by Adrian Tribe

Étaples — We visited Étaples Military Cemetery today, which, like all Commonwealth War Grave Commission sites, is immaculately maintained. This particular cemetery is the largest CWGC site in France, containin...

history, Memorials, Self-sacrifice

A monument to self-sacrifice

by Adrian Tribe

London — Postman’s Park, a bit of green space nestled between St Martin’s-Le-Grand and King Edward Street in the City of London, is home to the famous Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-sacrifice, created by the ar...

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