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sheepsteeth

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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?
 

grebeman

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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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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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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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'Market Garden' monument, Oosterbeek War Cemetry
 

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Sibelius Monument in Helsinki
EM-5, 17mm 1.8
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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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Kirchner Memorial on Marwick Head

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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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Neigel

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

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Boer War memorial on St Kilda road, Melbourne.

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Lest we forget.
 

Panolyman

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This is the Celtic Cross in the grounds of Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire.
The inscription at the bottom has been translated as being a monument to Meredith (various spellings occur) a king of the ancient district of Deheubarth, who was killed in battle in 1035.
The cross is carved with typical Celtic art, in the form of knots and plaits.
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