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World War I Sailor's Memorial - Bergen, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 60° 23.765 E 005° 19.487
32V E 297531 N 6701172
Quick Description: This World War I Sailor's Memorial is located along the harbor in Bergen, Norway.
Location: Hordaland, Norway
Date Posted: 8/3/2015 1:53:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMPBFQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 9

Long Description:
The monument consists of an old German horn mine made of iron. The mine sits on top of a concrete plinth that has two bronze reliefs embedded in it. One relief is of a nude woman and girl. The other relief is of fallen nude men. Etched into one side of the plinth is: "1914-1918". Etched into another side of the plinth is: "Reist 6-2-1921" [English translation: Erected 6-2-1921].

An inscription is located on the mine portion of the memorial. The following information about the inscription is from T. Michael Keesey's flickr posting:

"FORDUM TIL SJÖMANDENS JAMMER OG DÖD.
NU TIL HANS VELFÆRD, TRYGHED OG BRÖD."

Which I translate literally as:

"Formerly to the seaman's yammer and dead.
Now to his welfare, tautness and bread"

And more gracefully as:

"Once to the seaman, crying and death.
Now to his benefit, security and bread."

Norwegian uses "ø" instead of "ö" and spells it "velferd", not "velfærd" (at least in bokmal--not sure about nynorsk). Not sure why this is different.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 6/2/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: City of Bergen

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Skur 7
Bradbenken 2
Bergen, Norway
5003


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