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The Cenotaph, Hong Kong

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  • At the time of visit I could not work out why the name of the square as I could only see one statue, that of Sir Thomas Jackson, a bank manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation...  more »
  • I was here Chinese New Year day - the square was very busy with large groups of domestic workers having a day off - sitting on flattened cardboard boxes socializing and enjoying food - these groups....  more »
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  • It is an almost exact replica of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and unveiled in 1920, two years after the end of the First World War. The Cenotaph was unveiled in 1923 to commemorate the dead of the First World War. Initially, it was simply inscribed with the words “The Glorious Dead.” The dates 1939-1945 were later added to honour victims of the Second World War. In the 1970s, eight Chinese characters 英魂不朽浩氣長存, meaning “May their martyred souls be immortal, and their noble spirits endure,” were carved on the side of the Cenotaph as a belated recognition of those who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion.
  • Here stands a solemn monument to remember the supreme sacrifice made by the servicemen during WW1 (1914-1918) and WW2 (1939-1945). Salute!

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