Over 46 meters (150 feet) high column, with a statue of the Roman goddess Victoria, standing on a sphere.
The sculpture of Victoria was created by sculptor August Hengst and the coppersmiths Conrad and Franz Beckmann and various 'helpers'. The artist's signature 'Hengst' is locted in a robe crease near the left foot of the sculpture. There, a separately mounted panel informs also of further details.
The column is a design of the architect Laves, who also designed the Waterlooplatz.
The base of the column has on the front the text:
DEN SIEGERN VON WATERLOO
and a door with the Hanoverian coat of arms. On the three other sides are tablets with names of the 'Königlich Deutsche Legion' and the 'K&o246;niglich Hannoversche Truppen'.
DAS DANKBARE VATERLAND
War memorial - list of names
We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)
- August Hengst (Hannover 1796 - Hannover 1868),
- Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves,
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°21'59" - E 9°43'39")
Item Code: dens132; Photograph: 3 April 2014
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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