This is the one in Baslow The War Memorial, Baslow, DerbyshireAn interesting thread.
I was driving on the A619 onto the A628 last week heading West. I saw an oddity on a War Memorial, possibly in Baslow. Traffic stopped my briefly opposite the memorial and I glanced at it, at the top was a Swastika!
I'm not suggesting that it was a Nazi swastika, it was the wrong way around for that anyhow. I just thought it a bit odd, there must be some context to it, Swastikas aren't a British thing, or even *that I'm aware of) a European thing.
I was in a hurry and wasn't able to get a pic of it.
Does anyone know anything about it?
I have been inside a few times with the historical society its a hidden gemSt Michael's Tower & Gloucester Volunteer Training Corps WWI Memorial
Rectangular, stone plaque with curved top. Laurel wreath in relief top centre. Plaque affixed to the external wall of the Tower on the Southgate Street side.
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@Joshua Slocum ...I bet you've passed this by as well
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I lived near there for 3 years from 1988 to 1991 and was unaware of these murders and the attempts by Dr Heinemann-Gruder to erect a memorial.View attachment 409113
(The lady in the pic is the widow of FO Frost, the photo is credited to a Phil Spencer)
A memorial to RAF aircrew at the church of St Ursula, Huchenfeld, nr Pforzheim Germany.
of the British fliers who were put to death 17/18th March 1945 on the order of the Nazis
[names of dead]
Father forgive Luke 23.34
A reminder to the living
Lynching or summary execution of downed allied aircrew happened more often than most people would think-possibly because it has been down-played.
To the story of the memorial
To the background of event