9 November 2019

11-1pm, 2-4pm

IWM London

Free event

Cover of The Flag by Andrew Richards

Throughout 2019 IWM London will be holding meet the author sessions.

Author Andrew Richards will be signing copies at IWM London of The Flag: The Story of Revd David Railton and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

While the story of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior has been told before, this is the first book to explore David Railton's life and war, and of 'the padre's flag' he used as an altar cloth and shroud throughout the war.

The flag was consecrated a year after the burial of the Unknown Warrior and hangs in Westminster Abbey to this day. This book explains how the idea came out of Railton's traumatic experiences on the Western front, and how he made his idea become reality, drawing on his letters and unpublished papers.

While the story of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior has been told before, this is the first book to explore David Railton's life and war, and of 'the padre's flag' he used as an altar cloth and shroud throughout the war. The flag was consecrated a year after the burial of the Unknown Warrior and hangs in Westminster Abbey to this day. This book explains how the idea came out of Railton's traumatic experiences on the Western front, and how he made his idea become reality, drawing on his letters and unpublished papers.

Location

IWM London building
IWM
Address

IWM London
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ

  • Lambeth North
  • Elephant & Castle