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A Soldier of World War Two - Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 46.798 W 001° 05.372
30U E 634684 N 5627096
Quick Description: A Soldier of World War Two is a commemorative monument which stands outside the D-Day Museum in Southsea.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/24/2012 11:31:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMFRNA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
A soldier sits holding a note, his head hung in sorrow and helmet at his feet. He holds his rifle and sits on an old jerry can.

On the plinth is an inscription which reads:

'A Soldier of
World War Two

Decades of easy peace may go their way
And tide, and time, may drift us far apart,
But you who shared our savage yesterday
Will hold the highest places in our heart.

This statue was erected
from donations made by
veterans, organisations, individuals
and the business community.

Unveiled
4th June 1997
by
HRH The Duke of Kent, KG'
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: A Soldier of World War Two

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Vivien Mallock

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 4th June 1997

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Clarence Esplanade, Southsea

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