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As you leave the Shrine, there is a tall figure so placed above the exit that it is the last thing that you see as you leave. This is the beautiful figure of Reveille by Pilkington Jackson. The figure stands against a brilliant golden rising sun with the symbol of peace, a broken sword, in her hands. This is the only bright image in the Memorial other than the windows.

Reveille is the call that awakens the soldiers to begin another day, and so as you leave, you are invited to return to the outside world, not downcast, but uplifted, awakened perhaps, and so ready to continue the struggle to maintain peace and the values for which so many have died.

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This guided tour was compiled by Professor Duncan McMillan, Curator of the Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh.