Blinded WW1 soldiers and blindfolded Iraqi prisoners  

 

   the unknown soldier  


 :: Anthelme Mangin, the living
    unknown soldier





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:: other unknown warriors

  

 

 

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A cenotaph is an empty tomb erected in honour of or to commemorate someone whose body is elsewhere. Cenotaphs provided an opportunity for a 'pretend' burial when no body is available. Often it was the bodies of soldiers who died in foreign wars and could not be recovered for burial and so the concept of cenotaphs became associated with military memorials.