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Welsh National War Memorial - Cardiff


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I recently spent a couple of days in Cardiff and thought that I would share some images that I took of the impressive national war memorial.

The Welsh National War Memorial is situated in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, Cardiff. The memorial was designed by Sir Ninian Comper and unveiled in June 1928 by the Prince Of Wales.

The memorial commemorates the servicemen who died during the Great War and has a commemorative plaque for those who died during the Second World War, added in 1949.

KB

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Thank you for posting the images.

The frieze in image 5) is inscribed in Welsh : "Ger y ffos yn gorffwyso". This is above the alcove that commemorates the Army dead. This translates as " Near the trench, resting."

The frieze in image 6) is above the alcove for the Airmen- "Yn y nwyfre yn hofran". (In the heavens, hovering).

The third alcove is above the Sailors: "Dros for fe droes i farw" (Over sea, he turned to die).

The Welsh inscriptions are written in 'cynghanedd', a Welsh poetic structure that is quite well explained here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynghanedd

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Many thanks for the translation......it is a great and fitting memorial that I was glad that I visited!.

KB

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Sadly No..... I did not have Time..................but I did pass the Memorial to Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart...........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Ninian_Crichton-Stuart


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Last time I passed by the memorial, Simon Weston was there filming something about it. Should be on TV soon.

Did you go to the temple of peace as well? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Peace,_Cardiff

No douby Scalyback he would be talking about the Falklands War Memorial which lists many of the Welsh Guards who he knew so well.

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Will be no doubt to do with the 100th Commemoration then.... the Falklands memorial is pretty well done though.

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