Grande Guerra (1914 - 1918)July 23, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C
Full title is: Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra (Monument to the Dead of the Great War)
A monument erected in memory of those killed in World War I, and also the glorification of the living combatants, inaugurated in the early 1930's. The inscription carved on the stone: 'At the service of the Motherland, the effort of the grey.'
The figure of the Fatherland appears to crown the Soldier, a laurel wreath. The two large figures to the sides, in stone, represent two men bent under the weight of the upper part of the monument, who strive to keep the country upright, the reason for the monument.
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