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Belgium
Andenne
Namur (province)

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Monument aux morts des deux guerres

War Memorial of Two Wars

Angelo Hecq

1930

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Description

Stone monument of 6 meters long and 10 megers tall. At the top are the portraits of the first three kings of Belgium: Leopold I (1831-1865), Leopold II (1865-1909), and Albert I (1909-1934), their eyes turned to the east. Under the kings is a tryptych:

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  1. Deportees: going with their hand luggage, compact and inflexible.
  2. Soldiers: Three soldiers in immaculate uniforms go to assault, looking straight and proud.
  3. Executed men: Mourning women holding the remains of their relatives in the arms.

The texts 1940-1945 is added later.

Inscription(s)

1830-1920


A NOS HEROS 1914-1918 A NOS MARTYRS

1940-1945

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Albert I (king of Belgium)
  • Hecq, Angelo
  • Leopold I (King of Belgium)
  • Leopold II (King of Belgium)
  • Monarch
  • Soldier
  • War Memorial (Belgium)
  • Woman (mourning)
  • Location N 50°29'12" E 5°6'2"

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