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Best war monument or memorial?


NewGoldDream

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I would like to say Ballyseedy in Tralee.

But have to plump for the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC. The sight of those ghostly silver figures, forever moving silently, in testimony to the tens of thousands who gave their lives in that conflict...it's pretty profound.

"Our Nation honours her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met".
 


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The Story Of The Drumboe Martyrs

As with Ballyseedy, they were Irishmen executed by the Free State government.
 

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As with Ballyseedy, they were Irishmen executed by the Free State government.
There is something very moving about the story of Charlie Daly's execution. I think it's the fact that he was killed in the other end of the country, alone, away from his family. It was remarkably barbaric.
 

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Quiet tranquility remembering the tumult of war.
 

james toney

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Thought the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower park Berlin was something special.
There were many different memorials encompassed into the park,two of them were made from the stone and granite that was used in the construction of the demolished New Reich Chancellery.





 

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the Anzac shrine of rememberance in Melbourne is impressive
 

Ulster-Lad

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The best monuments to war are political institutions which prevent future war.
War is an extension of politics. That is obvious. So as long as there is politics there will be war.
 

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the Anzac shrine of rememberance in Melbourne is impressive
Yeah that's an impressive one alright. Haven't too much experience of good German ones, does anyone have a few photos?
 

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Yeah that's an impressive one alright. Haven't too much experience of good German ones, does anyone have a few photos?
There are loads, here is one for El Alamein.



Most German towns and villages have a war memorial to the soldiers of that village that died. Here is another.

 

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Quiet tranquility remembering the tumult of war.
With the mandatory anti everything shower protesting outside to ruin the tranquility.

Menin Gate in Ypres it the best in my opinion. A massive arch, over a road that thousands marched through on their way to war, covered on every wall with the names of the thousands of those who were killed with no known grave.
 

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The German war cemetery at Duncree, not impressive but a quiet peaceful place that stirs the emotions.
 

shutuplaura

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the Anzac shrine of rememberance in Melbourne is impressive
Its a great one alright. The view from Swanston Street down towards the Shirine on St Kilda Road is amazing.

In Ireland I've always admired the Statue of the Volunteer at the Bridge in Athlone. Kind of low key, but well done.

On a different scale the Wellington monument in the Phoenix Park is pretty impressive

Surely the most impressive internationally is the Arc de Troimphe in Paris.

Edit: I am amazed anyone tried this...Serious health and safety implications.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIZzkq5Y8q0
 

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Menin Gate in Ypres it the best in my opinion. A massive arch, over a road that thousands marched through on their way to war, covered on every wall with the names of the thousands of those who were killed with no known grave.




The Menin Gate is so huge, and you seem to come upon it so suddenly at the end of a street.
There are 54,896 names inscribed on it. Men whose bodies were never found. But when they were building it they realised they hadn't enough room, and there are 34,984 more names on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, several miles away.
 
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