The Lion Monument
The Lion Monument
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1 review
Very good

Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
Jun 2021
This memorial by sculptor Aarre Aaltonen was erected in 1940 in a park named after Alli Trygg, an ethnographer and a supporter of sobriety.

The high obelisk-like sculpture is made of gray granite and has a text in Finnish: This statue was erected on 13.10.1940 by the 11th Infantry Regiment survivors in memory of their heroic comrades who fell in the war of 1939-1940.

The infantry regiment 11 was a battle unit comprising men from the Sörnäinen and Kallio districts of Helsinki. It was also known as the 'ässä' (ace) regiment.
Written 30 June 2021
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