Delville Wood South Afican Memorial / France

The Delville Wood South African National Memorial is a World War I memorial, located in Delville Wood, near the commune of Longueval, in the Somme département of France. (Wikipedia)
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Delville Wood:  The memorial, which was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with sculpture by Alfred Turner, consists of a flint and stone screen either side of an archway, with a shelter at each end of the screen (wikipedia)

Delville Wood: The memorial, which was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with sculpture by Alfred Turner, consists of a flint and stone screen either side of an archway, with a shelter at each end of the screen (wikipedia)

Delville Wood:  Unveiled by P. W. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa in 1986

Delville Wood: Unveiled by P. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa in 1986

Delville Wood   Bronze Sculpture Bronze sculpture on the top of the Memorial's arch.

Delville Wood Bronze Sculpture Bronze sculpture on the top of the Memorial's arch.

Delville Wood: A Stone of Remembrance was unveiled in front of the archway in 1952 to commemorate the South African dead of World War II.

Delville Wood: A Stone of Remembrance was unveiled in front of the archway in 1952 to commemorate the South African dead of World War II.

Delville Wood: The main inscriptions are in both English and Afrikaans

Delville Wood: The main inscriptions are in both English and Afrikaans

Delville Wood Unveiled by P. W. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa in 1986

Delville Wood Unveiled by P. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa in 1986

Delville Wood  South African National Monument & Museum

Delville Wood South African National Monument & Museum

Delville Wood   Their ideal is our legacy. Their Sacrifice our Inspiration.

Delville Wood Their ideal is our legacy. Their Sacrifice our Inspiration.

Delville Wood   The religious ceremony, which included the consecration of the nearby cemetery, was jointly conducted by the Right Reverend Dr Furse, Bishop of St Albans, and the Reverend Dr. Van de Merwe, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Delville Wood The religious ceremony, which included the consecration of the nearby cemetery, was jointly conducted by the Right Reverend Dr Furse, Bishop of St Albans, and the Reverend Dr. Van de Merwe, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Delville Wood   The Afrikaans-equivalent inscription reads: Vir ons is hul ideaal 'n erfenis, hul offer 'n besieling.

Delville Wood The Afrikaans-equivalent inscription reads: Vir ons is hul ideaal 'n erfenis, hul offer 'n besieling.

Delville Wood:  To the Immortal Dead from South Africa, who at the call of Duty made the Great Sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe and on the Sea, this memorial is dedicated in proud and grateful recognition by their countrymen.(Wikipedia)

Delville Wood: To the Immortal Dead from South Africa, who at the call of Duty made the Great Sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe and on the Sea, this memorial is dedicated in proud and grateful recognition by their countrymen.(Wikipedia)

Delville Wood 1916 to 1918

Delville Wood 1916 to 1918

Delville Wood     In 1986, the South African Commemorative Museum, a five-pointed star-shaped building located behind the memorial, was unveiled by P. W. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa.

Delville Wood In the South African Commemorative Museum, a five-pointed star-shaped building located behind the memorial, was unveiled by P. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa.

Delville Wood     In 1986, the South African Commemorative Museum, a five-pointed star-shaped building located behind the memorial, was unveiled by P. W. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa.

Delville Wood In the South African Commemorative Museum, a five-pointed star-shaped building located behind the memorial, was unveiled by P. Botha, the President of the Republic of South Africa.

Delville Wood: Unveiling: The former Governor-General of South Africa, and member of the British Royal Family, Prince Arthur of Connaught was present, and representing the British Army was Brigadier General W. E. C. Tanner

Delville Wood: Unveiling: The former Governor-General of South Africa, and member of the British Royal Family, Prince Arthur of Connaught was present, and representing the British Army was Brigadier General W.

The memorial at Delville Wood is a national memorial dedicated to all South Africans who served in all theatres of war.

The memorial at Delville Wood is a national memorial dedicated to all South Africans who served in all theatres of war.

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