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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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  • The gates are on Constitution Hill and commemorates the armed forces of the British empire. These include Africa. Caribbean, and the five regions of the Indian subcontinent.  more »
  • Situated within viewing distance of the Wellington Arch, the memorial gates can be found on Constitution Hill near Hyde Park Corner. The Memorial Gates is a war memorial commemorating the armed...  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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