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Myths of War: The War Memorial, Victoria Embankment
Fig 1. Triumphant War Memorial. Portland stone with intricate iron detailing. Between Wilford and Trent Bridge, the riverside was embanked and landscaped as a place of Edwardian recreation. The suspension bridge, the playing fields and the embankment were all created in an effort to improve local amenities for recreation during the industrial revolution. This was funded by the city and local liberal philanthropist Jesse Boot, who contributed to public works such as the war memorial and…