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Machine Gun Corps Memorial - A Juxtaposition of Images

I was not sure what this memorial commemorated. In my strolls around the intersection of Green and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The_Loup_Garou
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Phoenix, Arizona
Memorial to the Machine Gun Corps

I have mixed feelings about this memorial. It's the inscription which names the Corps fallen... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
JohnScarr70
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not sure what this memorial commemorated. In my strolls around the intersection of Green and Hyde Parks, I had never noticed The Machine Gun Corps Memorial before, and I thought that it was odd. Unlike the other war memorials, in this general area,...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

This memorial did make me feel slightly uncomfortable and I can why some feel this memorial could be seen as glorifying war. This is an unusual war memorial (located near the Wellington Arch) as instead of a solider you have the biblical King David depicted...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Seen from above on a coach this time although have viewed this many times before as well, this is a classical piece of sculpture memorialising the machine gun corps and their vital role in the defence of the realm - definitely worth a closer look

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this memorial. It's the inscription which names the Corps fallen Glorious Heroes. There is also the David and Goliath aspect. If you are manning a heavy machine gun, surely you are Goliath, the unfortunate infantryman you are targeting, David. The...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The Machine Gun Corps only existed for seven years but made its mark in military history and it is remembered in good company here on Hyde Park Corner.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Just another monument,with nothing special.Placed in Hyde Park Corner,besides other few monuments,including Wellington Arch.Not a must see.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I really don't know why this memorial has a link to the Machine Gun Corps - but they were very brave men drawn from many Regiments. The statue itself dramatic and worth a visit.

1  Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This memorial is also known as The Machine Gun Corps Memorial and is a memorial to the casualties of the Machine Gun Corps of WW1. Located at Hyde Park Corner, it is one of many memorials here.

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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.

1  Thank menq
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...More

1  Thank Richard F
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