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Address: Hyde Park Corner, London, England

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Small, but powerful statue

The statue of David is commemorating the Machine Gun Corps heroes and it represents the Goliath defeater with its large sword in his hand, flanked by two bronze machine guns. Its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The statue of David is commemorating the Machine Gun Corps heroes and it represents the Goliath defeater with its large sword in his hand, flanked by two bronze machine guns. Its location makes it easier to visit it and to take nice pictures.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

There are many units that appear in the British Army order of battle and then disappear again. They are often only remembered by those who have ancestors who served in them, or specialist historians. The Machine Gun Corps is one of those that was raised purely for the Great War and then disbanded again soon after. This is a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This interesting memorial, one of the several war memorials located on the Hyde Park Corner is dedicated to the casualties of the Machine Gun Corps. Its central marble column holds a 2,7 meters high bronze statue of David with a giant Goliath’s sword. On both sides there is a bronze model of a Vickers machine gun.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This memorial is situated on Hyde Park Corner in the middle of the roundabout although in the middle of a roundabout easy to access and take photos cleaned regularly as regularly covered in bird mess

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

The Machine Gun Corp Memorial, also referred to as the Boy David Memorial, is one of several commemorative monuments found at the southeast corner of Hyde Park. This is an interesting monument dedicated to the machine gunners who lost their lives during WWI. The memorial was designed by Francis Derwent in 1925 and features a young David, hence the name.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

As a unit that only existing from 1915 to 1922, the Machine Gun Corps had a surprising impact on warfare and this memorial is one that is fitting to the soldiers that died while serving in it. The Corps was not as long lasting as others commemorated on the Corner but it encompassed soldiers from all areas of the Country... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

The Machine Gun Corps Memorial, also known as The Boy David, is a memorial to the dead of the Machine Gun Corps in the First World War at Hyde Park Corner in London, Check it with the rest of the memorials in Hyde Park Corner and pay your tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives during war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Erected to commemorate the soldiers lost in WW1, the David Statue on Hyde Park Corner is an understated monument with great meaning behind it. Easy to miss in the shadow of the Wellington Monument, the statue is a fitting reminder of those who gave so much. Combined with the other memorials in Hyde Park Corner, this attraction is excellent.

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