Chanced upon this memorial on a walk around the outside of Brussels Midi station, waiting for a Eurostar connection.
The figure I thought was quite symbolic, the pierrot's costume and the theatrical mask clutching the sword and wreath of immortalles,
I had assumed that it was dedicated to the acting profession killed in both wars. but it seems it is a memorial to travelling players (as, I suppose, in fairgrounds). Google's Flemish translating is sparse !
The war memorial at Nunney was erected on 25 July 1920 to commemorate the men of the parish of Nunney who lost their lives while serving their country in the First World War. A further stone was later added to the base of the memorial detailing the names of the two men from the parish who lost their lives during the Second World War.
Equestrian statue of Viscount Combermere in Chester
Cenotaph equestrian statue and plinth of Stapleton Cotton Viscount Combermere. 1865. By Baron C Marochetti. Bronze statue on granite plinth. The Viscount in field marshal's uniform on horse at rest but alert with one hoof raised. The south-west end of the plinth is inscribed ERECTED IN HONOUR OF STAPLETON COTTON VISCOUNT COMBERMERE FIELD MARSHAL and the north east end BORN. 1773. DIED. 1865. The south east side is inscribed FLANDERS. LINCELLES. THE DOURO. TALAVERA. TORRES VEDRAS, BUSAGO. VILLA GARCIA. LLERENA. CASTRAJON. CUIDAD RODRIGO. ELBODON. THE PYRENEES. ORTHES. TOULOUSE and the north west side CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. MALLAVELLY. SERINGAPATAM. WEST INDIES. BHURTPORE
This is a memorial plaque from the shell of a church that is maintained as a war memorial. I passed it when taking a short cut through the back-doubles in Hannover, a year or so ago.
War and catastrophe claimed the live of many inhabitants of our city, at the front and at home.
In 1914-1918 12,628 died
11,360 fell [at the front]
7,000 were killed and 6,700 were missing in the bombing.
Countless numbers died in camps, in prisons and whilst fleeing [as refugees]