Arnhem Memorial


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Reference WMO271273

Address:

Coalhouse Fort

Princess Mary Road

East Tilbury

RM18 7BT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Figure sculpture
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Bronze figure of a woman surmounting a stone pedestal which has brass plaques on 2 sides- 6 o'clock and 3 o'clock.
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6 o'clock face: 1940-1945/GO/AND FLY/MY LOVE/TO THE WAR FOR FREEDOM/AND COME BACK TO ME/ON THE WINGS OF PEACE 3 o'clock face: This statue of a Dutch woman looking up at the/...and Glider troops of the 1st Airbourne [sic] Division/on their way to that epic battle of Arnhem./This statue was made by Jac Van Someren/and presented to Sgt. Eric Atkinson,/whose glider crashed just short of Arnhem on that day//Jac Van Someren was a member of the Dutch/Resistance who hid and helped Sgt. Atkinson and his/.. team to be rescued and get back to his own troops./A very brave Dutchman who risked his life and also/lives of all the Dutch families involved./Jac Van Someren wished this statue to be put in/Sgt. Atkinson's local museum at East Tilbury./as a tribute to all of those soldiers on that operation.

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