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You only have to look at the rows of names to realise the sacrifices made by our sailors in WW2. A very moving tribute. Also fasciating to see see the memorials along the shore to Victorian sailors who died in yellow fever epidemics far from...More
I went to the rememberence service at the Guildhall and afterwards walked down to southsea to visit the naval memorial. My Grandfather's name is on the WW2 memorial and it was touching to finally see it. Made more poignant by the wreaths and flowers left....More
War cemeteries and monuments are tragic places. Here you are witness to the incredible slaughter of humans by other humans. This memorial lists the thousands and thousands of mariners, ordered by rank from admiral to able seaman and "boy," who perished in WWI and WWII,...More
We stumbled upon the memorial as we were walking along the promenade in Southsea on our way to the D Day Museum. The imposing height of the structure is a contrast to the flatness of the seascape in the background. The memorial stands on Southsea...More
We had been there a couple of times when it was early and quiet. Lovely to take a walk in the morning if you can stand the windy condition.
We were there again last weekend (11th August) and found that the International Kite Festival was...More