Black granite memorial with on the large sides two bas-reliefs, depicting horse-riding youths and a youth holding the harnesses of a horse. These reliefs are reminiscent of Greek art and perhaps based on the reliefs in the frieze of Parthenon in Athens. The Greek style reliefs are a choice with a symbolical content: in the early years of its independence Finland was likened to the small Greece fighting its gigantic eastern adversary, Persia.
On the smaller sides are texts and a list of names.
Kaunis on, Isänmaa
Elo kuolo Sun Kasuojes
Helppoa Nukkua on
Mullassa Maan Vappa-
fallna för Finland
lugnt i den friköpta
O beautiful land of the Fathers,
For you in life and death,
How sweet it is to sleep in your free soil
kiitollis uudella helsingin kaupuncilta
med tack samhet av helsingfors stad
With gratitude from the City of Helsinki
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)
- Erik Bryggman (Turku 1891 - Turku 1955),
- Elias Ilkka (Jalasjärvi 1889 - Jalasjärvi 1968),
Sources & Information
Location N 60°9'56" E 24°56'26"
Item Code: fi120; Photograph: 1 July 2013
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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