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for most of Human history a War Memorial was erected to commemorate great victories, like the Arc de Triomphe or Nelsons Column. Later is became common for regiments to erect monuments and list the names of the fallen in battle. A Cenotaph is a monument or tomb not containing the body of the life it commemorates and is of ancient Green origin. In modern times they have become one and the same thing

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