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New Zealand Memorial, London

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  • Officially known as "Southern Stand", this is a memorial to the war dead of New Zealand in the two World Wars. It is located in Hyde Park Corner on a traffic island, opposite the Australian War memori...  more »
  • Near to the large Australian War Memorial within the Hyde Park cluster, this is a memorial well worth seeking out, Like the Famine memorial in Dublin, it makes you think and reflect.  more »
  • This being one of the newer memorials in the area means that this is even more poignant to show the memorial to the New Zealand loss of war lives and has been placed to ensure that you need to walk am...  more »
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  • I really love this memorial, from the distance or walking among the standards. Each standard is formed from two intersecting plates of bronze and, when seen from above and afar, the sculptures appear like a series of crosses hanging in the air.
  • This is a memorial to the war dead of New Zealand both World Wars WW1 and WWII The official name is "Southern Stand" and erected in 2006. Designed by architect John Hardwick-Smith & sculptor Paul Dibble, who are both from New Zealand. There are 16 bronzes in all and each one has either some text or symbols or something relevant to this memorial. There were some derogatory comments about the design of this memorial. I really think it has lovely shape and form and has an artistic "form" which changes whether it be sunny, cloudy or whatever the weather. Sometimes to be over critical of such a subject when there is such meaning and depth behind the memorial of people who lost their lives in warfare and this has been put there as a constant reminder to us all to remember "the fallen" Go there admire it and please remember all the young lives, cut so short which this memorial represents.
  • lovely to see this
  • The idea of the flying crosses is great.
  • Nice to have a memorial to something so specific.

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