Britain has always marked its warriors to excess, which is why London has three times more war memorials than schools. To Victor Hugo it was a city with “statues of three or four Georges, one of whom was an idiot… For having drilled the infantry, a statue. For having commanded the Horse Guards, on manoeuvres, a statue.
Julian Glover makes the case for rethinking the British fondness for memorialising war. I think he has a point.