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Detail of War Memorial, Slaidburn, Lancashire, UK, 23 September, 2006

The Cenotaph was built in 1923 to commemorate the men of Slaidburn, Newton and Dunsop Bridge who died in the First World War.
One of the names added after the Second World War is notable as being that of Lt. F.R. Rigby (Royal Marines Commando), reputedly the first British officer to be killed on 6 June, 1944 in the first wave of the 'D-Day' Normandy invasion.
I don't know anything about the statue (it mightn't even be unique), and reject the idea that it's glorious or even meretricious to die for one's country, but just as a sculpture, I like it.

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