War Monument - Hasselt, Belgium
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N 50° 55.897 E 005° 20.659
31U E 664732 N 5644838
Quick Description: This monument was erected in memory of all Limburgers who died in the First and Second World War.
Location: Limburg, Belgium
Date Posted: 2/9/2022 1:27:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM15QA2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The monument is a Belgian national heritage monument. The register reads:
"The natural stone monument has an octagonal profiled pedestal of seven meters in diameter, with space for annual plants on the four corners. On this base is a four-sided obelisk with chamfered grooved corners, decorated at the bottom with sculpture in bronze high relief. Four life-size statues, each signed at the bottom right “E. VEREYCKEN” and set against a stele profiled at the bottom and stepped at the top, evoke the misery of war and the courage of the people. At the front is a soldier in full gear, drawing his sword. To the right stands an old naked man with his hands tied behind his back; he falls to his knees in sadness. The left side shows a mother in a long hooded cloak with a sleeping child tucked in, on the run. At the back stands a naked man, desperate, hands in hair"

Source: (visit link)
Date Created/Placed: 1920

Address:
Kolonel Dusartplein


Height: 8 meters

Website: [Web Link]

Illuminated: Not Listed

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