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Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier
Second World War Soldier

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The life-size figure of a Second World War serviceman stands on a plinth which is set on a base. The dedication is written on the front face of the plinth and base. The servicemen is seated with head bowed and holds a rifle in one hand and a book in the other.
Title

Second World War Soldier

Date

1997

Medium

bronze

Accession number

PO5_MP_S033

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

War memorial

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

4th June 1997

Access

at all times

Inscription description

A SOLDIER OF / WORLD WAR TWO / DECADES OF EASY PEACE MAY GO THEIR WAY/ AND TIME AND TIDE MAY DRIFT US FAR APART / BUT YOU WHO SHARED OUR SAVAGE YESTERDAY / WILL HOLD THE HIGHEST PLACES IN OUR HEART / THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED / FROM DONATIONS MADE BY / VETERANS, ORGANISATIONS, INDIVIDUALS / AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY / UNVEILED / 4TH JUNE 1997/ BY/ HRH DUKE OF KENT K.G.

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Located at

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea

PO5 3AE

Located near the D-Day Museum.