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War. Monuments, Statues and Memorials. Post yours.

 
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Nov 10, 2018 01:56 |  #1

Scattered around our respective countries are numerous monuments, statues and memorials to the fallen. From small villages to large towns, they are there. Some remember the names of local fallen heroes and others, cast in bronze or sculpted in stone, portray individuals. From the American civil war, Crimean war, Boer war, WW1, WW2 and later.
One Hundred years this weekend since the end of WW1 (perhaps we will learn one day).

I will start this with a picture I took some time ago at Spean Bridge near Fort William in Scotland.
It is the Commando Memorial, cast in bronze by Scott Sutherland and unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1952.


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Nov 10, 2018 13:22 |  #2

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Nov 12, 2018 01:21 |  #3

A Local war memorial at Dartford in the County of Kent UK. Typical of many around the country.
This statue was created and signed by A.G.Walker 1861-1936, the creator of many monuments throughout the UK including the famous Florence Nightingale monument at Waterloo Place London. (Picture taken 11th November 2018. 100 years after the end of WW1.)


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Vietnam War Memorial - Washington DC

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Nov 15, 2018 01:32 |  #6

In memory of Field Marshal Earl Kitchener (1850-1916). Looking out to the Atlantic Ocean where he lost his life when H.M.S.Hampshire struck a mine in 1916.
This memorial is at Marwick Head in Orkney - one of the more Northerly points of the UK.
Well documented on the internet.


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Nov 19, 2018 07:59 |  #7

The American Cemetery in Normandy.

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Nov 19, 2018 14:35 |  #8

Also the American Cemetery in Normandy. The grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.


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Nov 19, 2018 15:47 |  #9

King Kenny wrote in post #18754505 (external link)
Also the American Cemetery in Normandy. The grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
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Thanks for the posting Kenny. We learn something new every day.
I found it in this link. What an example, active service at his age - 57.
The war didn’t get him but a heart attack did. Sadly he lost a brother in WW1.
https://museebloodygul​ch.com/theodore-roosevelt/?lang=en (external link)


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Nov 20, 2018 09:47 |  #10

Horatio Herbert Kitchener. 1850-1916. Located in front of Kitchener Barracks and Fort Amhurst, Chatham Kent. UK. The memorial was originally located in Khartoum and was moved to its current location in 1960.
Served in many wars of the late 1800s-early 1900s.
Died in the sinking of HMS Hampshire when it struck a mine off Orkney 5th June 1916. (See earlier post)

This statue is covered in remembrance day poppies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. It is in need of some minor repair, due to vandalism or age, as one side of his reigns was hanging off and sticking up in the air - I have taken the liberty of Photoshopping it out.


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Nov 22, 2018 14:32 |  #11

Nelson's Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Built between 1807 and 1815.

Located in a prominent position overlooking Edinburgh and the Leith Docks at 171m - 561ft ASL, this 32m - 105ft tall monument has 143 steps leading to the public viewing gallery. In 1853 a 'Time Ball' is installed on the top. This is slowly raised just before 1300hrs and released by a time signal at precisely 1300hrs. The synchronising time signal now being the 1 o'clock gun fired from the castle. (It might have been accurate in 1850, but don't bother to set your digital watch by it! No need for me to remind you there was no GPS in those days). You can just see the time ball if you zoom in on the top of the tower, it is in a lowered position.


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Dec 04, 2018 07:59 |  #12

Close to Omaha beach at Colleville Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is the monument to honour the "Big red one", the 1st American Infantry division.


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American Pulitzer Prize recipient & war correspondent Ernie Pyle is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. He died from machine gun fire on le Shima Island, Japan in 1945.

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Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery

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