July 19th, 1919 was declared Victory Day and it was
celebrated by a Victory March and popular festivities. This event was
commemorated by a Special ‘Victory Day Number’ sub-titled
‘A Record of the Peace Celebrations on Land and Sea’ issued
on July 26th
(Appendix list no. 79).
It records the part played by representatives of the British Army, RAF,
Navy and Mercantile Marine in the Victory March as well as showing the
Dominion representatives in the Victory March, the Cenotaph in Whitehall,
representatives of Allied forces and personalities of Victory Day. A
further section illustrates the fireworks and revelry in Hyde Park,
the bonfire in Wanstead Park and the fleet at Southend. The cover of
this issue, in red, white and blue, has a large oval frame of a mourning
wreath in the centre of which, against a solid red background is the
Cenotaph in Whitehall.
This memorial, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, consisted of a simple
pylon 33ft high on either side of which were arranged groups of flags.
The base of the cover design is strewn with wreaths. On each side of
the main wreath frame is a group of three lowered flags. This issue
is number 4188, vol. 155 (pages 113-168), measures 30 x 42 cm and cost
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