Brits Plan Ahead
official dedication of the armed forces memorial by The
Queen. The memorial honours people killed on duty or
as a result of terrorist action since the end of the second
world war. The names of 16,000 members of the armed
forces are carved into the memorial.
There is room for another 15,000 to be added.
Photograph: © Tim Rooke/Rex Features.
This is the first image and opening caption from this photo-essay published in The Guardian last week. The memorial evinces a sense of morbid anticipation, being not just a monument to those who already have died, but foresight of deaths yet to come.