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WWII memorial unveiling

A memorial dedicated to the men who worked in coal mines in the Second World War will be officially unveiled today at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

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Memorial unveiling at Arboretum for WW2 coal miners

A memorial dedicated to the men who worked in coal mines in the Second World War will be officially unveiled today at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

The memorial is for the 48,000 young men – called the Bevin Boys – who carried out the dangerous work.

The Bevin Boys marching past the Cenotaph during the Remembrance Day Service in 1998 Credit: PA

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