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Anglo Belgian Memorial (Brussels)

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Unveiled  1923 (1923)
Artist  Charles Sargeant Jagger
Designer  Charles Sargeant Jagger
Location  Brussels, Belgium
Opened  1923
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Designed by  Charles Sargeant Jagger
Similar  Infantry Memorial, Royal Artillery Memorial, Manneken Pis, Palais de Justice

The Anglo-Belgian War Memorial is a monument in Brussels, Belgium, which was commissioned by the British Imperial War Graves Commission and designed by the British sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885–1934). It is also known as the Brits Oorlogsmonument in Dutch and the Monument Britannique in French.

Unveiled in 1923 by the Prince of Wales, it commemorates the support given by the Belgian People to British prisoners of war during the First World War. It is located in Place Poelaert / Poelaertplein in Brussels near the Belgian infantry memorial.

The monument depicts a British and a Belgian soldier carved from Brainvilliers stone. Around the sides are reliefs showing Belgian peasants assisting wounded British soldiers. Casts of the reliefs are held at the Imperial War Museum, London, and a plaster cast of the Belgian soldier is held in the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces in Brussels .

Other memorials

Another Anglo-Belgian War Memorial stands on the Victoria Embankment in London. Completed in 1920, it is the work of British architect Sir Reginald Blomfield and Belgian sculptor Victor Rousseau.

References

Anglo-Belgian Memorial (Brussels) Wikipedia


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