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War Memorials

Article about: Here are some of the Pozieres Cemetery and Memorial also on the Somme again, taken last autumn...... The walls surrounding the cemetery are covered with the names of those who are missing.

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    Although this is just a single grave to one of France's fallen, it is still a war memorial in its own right. This is believed to be the very last surviving WW1 grave marking the exact spot where the soldier was killed in action and buried. The simple wooden cross is topped with the helmet that Edouard Ivaldi was wearing when he met his end.


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    Yesterday, I got back from a 13-day cruise around the UK and Ireland. (We weren't very lucky with the weather, but otherwise I loved it.) As expected, it gave me ample opportunities to continue this thread. Here we go.

    Photographed in Inverness, Scotland, this is the Regimental Memorial to the 79th Cameron Highlanders, unveiled by Queen Victoria on 14 July 1893. On the occasion of the regiment's bicentennary in 1993, the statue was refurbished, with the eroded names re-carved and the railings around the Memorial restored:


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    Did you stop by Fraserburgh,Peterhead or Aberdeen??

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    Three memorials at Glasgow, Scotland, located by the Cathedral on the north side of the approach road to the Necropolis.

    Memorial to Glasgow's Victoria Cross recipients, unveiled on 1 September 2007:

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    Memorial to Glasgow's fallen in the Korean war, unveiled on 10 September 2006:

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    Memorial for the Highland Light Infantry and Royal Scots Fusiliers, unveiled on 27 May 2012:

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    Quote by Jb4046 View Post
    Did you stop by Fraserburgh,Peterhead or Aberdeen??
    None of them. Our first port of call in Scotland was Invergordon, from where we took a side trip to Cawdor Castle, Inverness and Loch Ness; the second was Greenock, from where we went to Glasgow.

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    The Glasgow Spanish Civil War Memorial by the river Clyde, unveiled on 23 February 1980. The figure is a modernist depiction of the Spanish revolutionary and politician Dolores Ibárruri ("La Pasionara"), known for her famous slogan "¡No Pasarán!" ["They shall not pass!"]:


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    The Glasgow Cenotaph in George Square, designed by Sir John James Burnet and unveiled on 31 May 1924 by Field Marshal Douglas Haig :

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    (Note that some idiot has spray-painted the lion's nose black.)

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    Vandalism of that kind is sadly typical. Just a few days ago, on the eve of the D-Day memorial celebrations, this happened...

    War graves destroyed on day millions commemorated 75th D-day anniversary | Metro News

    Lack of respect and ignorance of what these memorials represent is sadly commonplace.

    B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    A sad reflection of the times we live in.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    On to Northern Ireland. Two memorial columns on the grounds of Belfast City Hall:

    The USAEF Memorial. Unveiled in 1943 to commemorate the landing of the first American Troops in Europe, it was originally situated at the gateway of City Hall, but moved to its current location and re-dedicated by then-President Bill Clinton on 30 November 1995:

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    Memorial to Leading Seaman James Joseph Magennis, VC, unveiled on 8 October 1999:

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