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New Zealand Memorial, London

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The New Zealand War Memorial in London is a memorial to the war dead of New Zealand in the First and Second World Wars, unveiled in 2006. Officially named "Southern Stand", the memorial was designed by architect John Hardwick-Smith and sculptor Paul Dibble, both from New Zealand.It is located on the Piccadilly side of Hyde Park Corner, northeast of the Wellington Arch, and is diagonally opposite the Australian War Memorial. The traffic island also houses an Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, the Machine Gun Corps Memorial and the Royal Artillery Memorial.BackgroundThe memorial was established to commemorate "the enduring bond between New Zealand and the United Kingdom", and the lives lost by the two countries during the two World Wars. Dibble said:Thousands of soldiers from New Zealand served with the British Army in South Africa during the Boer War, at Gallipoli and on the Western Front during the First World War, and the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force served in England, the Middle East and Italy in the Second World War. Hundreds of New Zealanders also served in the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy, including the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand and the light cruiser HMS Achilles. Prominent wartime commanders with connections to New Zealand included Bernard Freyberg and Keith Park.
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  • Unveiled in 2006, the "steel beams" are now here in the park. Most people walk by carelessly. The wars are, thank God, too much in the past.
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  • In my opinion, of course. What guided the authors (New zealanders!) I personally find it difficult to understand. It seems that there are enough original symbols in New zealand that are able to perpetuate the feat of fallen soldiers. The memorial was unveiled by the late Elizabeth II on Armistice Day on November 11, 2006. Part of the pillars stuck on the footpath intentionally, that passers-by would stop and look at them carefully. They, by the way, have a cross-section.
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  • The New Zealand War Memorial is a memorial that stands in tribute to the war dead of New Zealand in the First and Second World Wars. The memorial comprises of a series of 16 bronze girders project from the ground at an angle towards the south. Each surfaces of the girders is adorned with different texts, patterns and small relief sculptures related to New Zealand such as fern leafs, other plants and animals from New Zealand. Sadly with the recent events in New Zealand, a great many flowers have been left at the memorial in memory of more victims.
  • It's a very solemn but beautiful place. Worth a visit
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