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The Memorial Gates, London

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The Memorial Gates are a war memorial located at the Hyde Park Corner end of Constitution Hill in London. Also known as the Commonwealth Memorial Gates, they commemorate the armed forces of the British Empire from five regions of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka), as well as Africa and the Caribbean, who served for Britain in the First and Second World Wars.
The memorial was inaugurated in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II.
The main inscription reads:
A shorter inscription quotes the words of the Nigerian author and poet Ben Okri:
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  • An Impressive Memorial in Green Park We visit Green Park on most of our trips to London, which occur about 2-4 times per year. After discovering the Memorial Gates, on a previous visit, we now make...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful and emotional tribute to the millions of soldiers from the Commonwealth who served and those who gave their lives in WW1 and WW2. There are four elegant stone gate posts...  more »
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  • A good photo opportunity. I am a bit disappointed that no African states are named on the monument.
  • Nice gates towards the Wellington arch

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