Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Blankenheim
Kreis Euskirchen

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kloster Straße / Kölner Straße
(Rathausplatz)

Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18

War Memorial 1914-18

Lambert Schmithausen
Düsseldorfer Broncegiesserei
1928

Blankenheim /  Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18   Blankenheim /  Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18

Description

Large monument, a semicircular wall with the text hinweggenommen hat der herr alle meine starken aus meiner mitte, darum weine ich mein augen tränen nass umgekommen sind meine kinder weil übermächtig ward der feind. In the center of the wall is a statue of St. Mary Immaculate and a bronze plaque with to the left two soldiers with a gun and to the right a praying woman and child with an ox, and the text:

Blankenheim - Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18
was maria wir gelobt
in schwerer zeit
sei ihr in dankbarer
liebe geweiht
dank sei den helden
die blut und leben
zum schutze der heimat
dahingegeben
On the flanks of the wall are four plaques with the names of the fallen.

Signature

schmithausen
düsseldorfer bronce giesserei

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Blankenheim - Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°26'13" E 6°39'5"

eXTReMe Tracker
Item Code: denw592; Photograph: 10 April 2017
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt