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6 March 2010

Remember the fallen at the New Zealand War Memorial

The New Zealand War Memorial, at Hyde Park Corner, remembers those from New Zealand who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars

On the opposite side of the Wellington Arch from the Australian War Memorial, and not completed until November 2006, the memorial was designed by architect John Hardwick-Smith and sculptor Paul Dibble. Known as The Southern Stand and is made up of 16 large bronze crossed shaped pieces called ’standards’.

The 'standards', all different sizes and weighing up to 700kg each, are set in the ground at an angle and face south towards the Southern Hemisphere. Six of them make up the shape of the Southern Cross.

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_War_Memorial,_London

^Picture by Kiwi Flickr^

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