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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by sheepsteeth, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. sheepsteeth

    sheepsteeth Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Kent, UK
    As a military man living in a military town there are loads of Naval and Army monuments around me.
    i enjoy taking shots of them and took this on a rare sunny day a short while back.
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    epl1 with kit zoom.

    what can everyone else find?
     
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Memorials at Slapton Sands

    There are memorials at Slapton Sands and Torcross in south Devon commemorating the fact that the area was used in the run up to D Day for live training by American troops due to the fact that it resembled some of the targeted invasion beaches.

    This first memorial at Torcross is a DD Sherman tank which could propel itself in water with 2 propellers at the rear and would be launched from landing craft some distance from the shore. This one was recovered from about 1/2 mile offshore in 1984 and commemorates the lost of life amongst American troops during that training, particularly on the night of 27th/ 28th April 1944 during Operation Tiger.

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    The other memorial north of Torcross at Slapton Turn commemorates the fact that the local population evacuated the area to enable this training to take place.

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    Barrie
     
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  3. fader

    fader Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 20, 2016
    Brest, France
    Isaac
    Memorial to the Breton Resistance fighters of WW2, known as the Maquis. Pointe Pen-Hir on Crozon Peninsula. (and revival of what should be a good thread)
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    (wow this looks comically cooked in jpeg. somethin' happened in the downscaling / converstion from 32 -> 8 bit. will have to reprocess it at some point. new sharpening techniques are working a bit too well! )
     
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  4. stagor

    stagor Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 10, 2012
    Netherlands / N.Ireland
    Stan
    King of the Road.
    The Joey Dunlop Memorial at his home town of Ballymoney N. Ireland.
    the most successful road racer ever.
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  5. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
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    'Market Garden' monument, Oosterbeek War Cemetry
     
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  6. Arundo Donax

    Arundo Donax Mu-43 Regular

    155
    Feb 5, 2018
    Sibelius Monument in Helsinki
    EM-5, 17mm 1.8
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  7. MPrince

    MPrince Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 2, 2017
    West Virginia
    Matt Prince
    I live near Antietam National Battlefield. This is the Maryland State Monument, the only monument at the battlefield dedicated to both sides.

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  8. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Kirchner Memorial on Marwick Head

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  9. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Here's several from the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Shot while on a school trip with my son in 2015. SOOC JPG, EM1 w/12-40, handheld.

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  10. Neigel

    Neigel Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 28, 2017
    Switzerland
    Paxmal, Walenstadtberg, Switzerland; built 1924-1949.
    This Monument is based on the original idea of peace for everyone.

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    Lumix G6 with WalimexPro 7.5mm
     
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