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Boy David Memorial

Hyde Park, London W2 2UH, England
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Classical but yet Modern Memorial

Seen from above on a coach this time although have viewed this many times before as well, this is a... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
badmintontim
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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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 12 March 2018
JohnScarr70
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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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 12 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 23 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.

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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.

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Reviewed 31 May 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
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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 8 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
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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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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...More

2  Thank Borzov
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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

1  Thank Eddie020173
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