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Mystery German War Memorial


AlanCurragh
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On our recent European holiday, I came across this memorial in a very interesting location. Rather than just tell you where it is, I'll let pals speculate and then maybe add a clue or two....

Alan

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To make it really difficult the attached image isn't showing when I view it!

Ah now it does - funny

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Blimey,Alan.

This is one for quiz night!

Is this 'European hols' as in Eurovision?

If so,It's in Isreal :P

Dave

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OK, maybe a clue.

In a famous wartime location, but not the Great War

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Have you forgotten where it is?

It's OK, come clean now - I'm sure most of us have taken pics and then forgotten to make a note of the location.

Good trick to turn it into a quiz question though. I must try that one!

:lol:

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I'm with Centurion - I think Colditz castle!

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Ken - I'm actually sorting through the pictures I took at cemeteries - it is a struggle remembering why I took some!

Another clue - it is in a place of worship

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Well done to Centurion and the others who suggested Colditz, it is the memorial to the staff of the old wartime hospital who died in the Great War.

It is situated in the castle chapel, under which French POWs unsuccessfully tunnelled in 1941/42

An absolutely fascinating place to visit, if you're ever in eastern Germany

Alan

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Its on my list of 'things to see before I die'

Hopefully I have another 50 years or so left!!!

Liam

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Like the photo with the inhabitants ghosts! Brilliant concept.

I was there a couple of years ago and thought the woodwork in the chapel was familiar - though didn't clearly remember the memorial.

What surprised me was how accurate the TV set was (used Stirling Castle I believe) to the actual plan. Mind you I never realised there was an army barracks as part of the castle - so not an easy place to get out of with soldiers swarming everywhere day and night.

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