Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cape Town War Memorial

As you would know I am always on the lookout for something interesting to photograph, doesn't matter if its natural or historical.  As far as historical attractions go you tend to find some kind of war memorial in just about every town and city around South Africa and Cape Town was no different.  In actual fact I found two right next to each other.  At the top of the Company Gardens just below the South African Museum is the Cape Town War Memorial containing the names of the men from the city that has died in the two world wars.  Right behind it is the Delville Wood Memorial which commemorates the World War 1 Battle of Delville Wood in France, in which a predominantly SA force of more than 3 000 soldiers was reduced to 755 survivors by German forces.

2 comments:

  1. I remember seeing these years ago with my parents - great photo to capture both. I'm hoping to go to Delville Wood in France (not on our tour but we do have two extra days - time permitting of course)

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  2. I didn't explore Cape Town at all, last time.

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