War Memorials Outside of the UK

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by von Poop, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Dave's thread with some footage of Toronto's memorial reminds me I don't really have all that much of an idea of Monuments outside of the UK, the CWGC Blomfield Cross of Sacrifice and assorted Lutjens designs.


    'Photograph Your Local Memorial' has a smattering of international designs on show, but I thought I might politely ask the Septics, Aussies, Canucks, Kiwis, South Africans etc. etc. (Former Axis state's Memorials welcome too.) to educate me with a photo or two on how their local area remembers the dead in Stone & Bronze?



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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,

    I think that we will be pleasantly surprised.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    I;ve got photo of a memorial to the Australian light horse somewhere, but its on good old negative film...I'll have to dig it out.
    I think I may also have some photos of HMAS Syndey Memorial Drive.
    Great idea for a thread, there must be lots of magnificent memorials that we in the UK haven't heard of let alone seen.
     
  4. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Nice idea for a thread. A couple from Germany.

    This is the town memorial in Altenahr in the Rhineland..

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    And from another thread the memorial from Remagen complete with 1945 battle damage..

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  5. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    Here are a few in my neck of the woods. The first two are from a city park across the street from my house. First is not WW2. American civil war,
    this entire unit was captured and paroled. Came home and fought in the first Sioux war. They were captured by N.B. Forrest at Murfreesboro Tennessee, during one of Forrest's raid. They were tricked into surrendering.
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  6. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    The second is in the same park. Put there by the family. It is in a white ash tree.
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  7. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    This last one is in the town next to mine, it is less than a mile from my house.
    This is like many in the states. If you gentlemen are serious I can photo many more. Members should show some interest. No matter what I plan to do one more in a couple of weeks, and include a little story.
    Ttyman
     

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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Well I'm interested.
    I find different national 'styles' of remembering (and similarities) intriguing.
     
  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

  10. Anne Saunders

    Anne Saunders Junior Member

    WAR MEMORIALS outside the UK

    Re war memorials outside the UK...please see my travel guidebook, titled A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy, which describes over 100 monuments and museums, many dedicated to Commonwealth forces. It also provides a short history of the Italian campaign and notes memorials to the Italian Resistance. The book is sold by Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, and other vendors
     
  11. Owen

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    3 French ones from 2009.
    Dosches, Piney & Soulaines-Dhuys.
    1 from 2011, Gravelines
    edit: how can I forget the Hermannville 'Then & Now' from 2010
     

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  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    2 more French ones I forgot from 2009.
    Menton & Chamonix.
     

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  13. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    Paul, Anne and Owen, thanks for sharing those. Von Poop I will send more along. I enjoyed seeing those. Paul I spent over 3 years in Germany and never saw one memorial. As a child lived in Madrid, remember memorials to Spanish civil war. Down south there are many Confederate memorials. There is one large one in St.Paul to the Union Vets. I will try and stick to WW2 as I do know where there are a few.
    Ttyman
     
  14. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    A couple from Chilliwack,British Columbia,Canada.

    Second one is Piper Richardson V.C.

    Will post pictures from the Sapper Memorial if I can find it.

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  15. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    After some searching my hard drive came up with this:

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    At the old Canadian Forces Base, Chilliwack, that used to be the home of the RCE.
     
  16. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Here in Queensland there is quite a good website to collate photos and info about the state's war memorials of any type.


    This is the link to the one in Ebbw Vale (QLD, not Wales in the UK) - Queensland War Memorial Register (Digger)


    The "Digger" memorial is most prevalent, on my commute to work I pass 3 or 4 of them.



    oh, and damaging a memorial does not make you very popular....

    Man smashes Woodend war memorial with his car then 'grabs beer and flees' | News.com.au

    Driver ruins war memorial | Ipswich Queensland Times
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    From my summer holiday 2008 thread.
    Oberammergau, Germany.
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    Waltenhofen, Germany.
     

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  18. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    Once again thanks all for sharing. Loved the Memorial to James Richardson VC, very cool.
    Regards
    Ttyman
     
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  20. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    This link brings you to 100 WW II memorials in Ireland and Northern Ireland (one of them German, and a few to seaman on Irish ships sunk by mines or submarines). There were approximately 70,000 volunteers from Ireland (not including Northern Ireland) in the British forces in World War II, and they won eight V.Cs.

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