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Monument voor de gesneuvelden

War Memorial

Floris De Cuyper
Verbeyst Fondeur (Bruxelles)
1922

Turnhout /  Monument voor de gesneuvelden   Turnhout /  Monument voor de gesneuvelden

Description

Bronze statue of a personification of 'Peace and Victory' on top of a large triangular monument with bronze reliefs on the three sides, showing:

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Turnhout - Monument voor de gesneuvelden
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  1. de stad turnhout aan hare helden: Personification of the city of Turnhout writing the names of the 131 who died for 'law and homeland' - in her book she writes the text 'Zij vielen voor 't recht en 't Vaderland'; with three mourning women and a child around her. In the sky are the names of the fallen soldiers from Turnhout.
  2. hulde aan onze overwinnaars: a returning soldier is honoured with flower wreaths.
  3. hulde aan onze roemrijke gesneuvelden: a group of grieving mothers, wives and children carry a dead soldier to his grave.

Signature

(reliefs) floris de Cuyper
fonderie verbeyst | bruxelles
(statue) floris de cuyper

Annotation

Inaugurated on 2 July 1922 in the presence of Crown Prince Leopold III.

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Turnhout - Monument voor de gesneuvelden

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Tags

Location N 51°19'25" E 4°56'50"

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Item Code: bean055; Photograph: 3 May 2015
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