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Stalwarts.
Chris: The saviours of civilisation in the 1940s Larry
What a fine memorial Chris. Where is this?
Chris: In London Frank. I walked round a corner and found myself right up against it. I think this is a terrific memorial to the commandos of WW2
Jolies statues.
Chris: Thank you Martine
Indeed. Wonderful statue!
Chris: Solid, fearless, determined - says all it needs to say Elizabeth
A band of brothers!
Chris: You have just about hit the nail on the head there Ginnie. They helped liberate the Netherlands
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2018, 06:17
Absolute, no doubt about that, Chris. Wonderful statue of the heroes. I love the man who keeps the door open.
Chris: I had to wait until he was in the right pose for me to take the picture Astrid
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2018, 06:36
The Britons use often the word' heroes' - and they look like them - active in two wars? I personally have some problem to like this glorification.
Chris: Without men such as this there would have been no D-Day, and you would be speaking Russian Philine..
Bel hommage que ce monument ..
Chris: Wonderful isn't it
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Dec 2018, 07:04
The funny thing is that they did not think themselves to be heroes; they just wanted to do the best they could for the country. A fine tribute to the Royal Tank Regiment by Vivian Mallock.
Chris: I echo your sentiments entirely
That's a cool statue.
Commandos?
Chris: I thought so but Alan says the Royal Tank Regiment
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2018, 07:07
You are absolutely right they helped to liberate Europe from the Nazi- regime - but I have some problem with this sort of memorial.
Chris: There is no glorification here Philine, just grateful thanks for the sacrifice involved in necessary conquest
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Dec 2018, 07:17
We are proud of them
Chris: With good reason Lisl..
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Dec 2018, 07:40
It must get hot in that garb Tiff.
Chris: Well yes, perhaps it does Chad..
I doubt they thought of themselves as heroes. Just doing a job and looking out for their comrades
Chris: Well quite, that's what makes them heroes
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Dec 2018, 09:45
The Royal Tank Regiment - yes they have the colours brown, red and green - when flying as a flag, the green is uppermost. From mud, through blood and to the green fields beyond. Some giveaways that they are Tank Corps is the guy on the left is holding a machine gun that is normally mounted on a tank (you can see the mounting slot). Two of them hold ear muffs. They all have revolvers - rifles cannot easily be handled in a tank. They all wear tank overalls. The scarves are for covering the lower part of the face during battle - a closed tank where lots of big rounds get fired.

Easy to see for me - I have done my National Service in our Tank Corps.
Chris: You are a tankie still in spirit then Louis
  • Anne
  • France
  • 7 Dec 2018, 10:30
Nice statue!
Chris: There is a lot of feeling in this Anne
I love this memorial, Chris. My Uncle Robert Bruce fought in Holland, gave his life and is buried in the Canadian cemetery there.
Chris: Another brave man then Bev. I'm sure you have visited his grave
We have a cenotaph with statues of soldiers but I would call them the infantry.

https://goo.gl/images/TQYcWF
Chris: Thank you Mary
It's certainly a very fine and impressive memorial.
Chris: Yes it is Brian
a wonderful sculpture and a great memorial to the heroes Chris....petersmile
Chris: Thank you Peter
A fine memorial.
Chris: Very much so Tom

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