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The Commando Monument just north of Spean Bridge is a large three-figure bronze statue commemorating the service and sacrifice given by thousands of Allied troops during the Second World War.

It is a place where history was made and today the Monument is a place of reverence and respect, located in a stunning location overlooking Ben Nevis and the Mamore mountains.

In the village of Achnacarry some six miles from the monument is a Commando Museum which has a lot more information and artifacts on the Commandos and is well worth visiting.

Each year on Armistice Sunday a memorial service is held around the monument attended by veterans and their families, together with respectful locals and visitors.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:18.0 - 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 29.1 - 88.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2010 - 10:49 AM
Focal Length:30mm
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:To the Fallen
Username:Meheecho Meheecho
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 8:47 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:09 AM

Excellent shot, great pov and composition,m interesting write up too

Hugh

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 - 9:09 AM

What a lovely photo of this beautiful statue Steve !! Thanx for the info - it makes it special to see Smile!!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
14 Feb 2013 - 9:28 AM

Excellent shot and very interesting information
Effrossini

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:00 AM

A fine record shot of this iconic statue.

Albert

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:01 PM

great comp steve wonderful detail and colour a belter nice one Wink
andy

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

Very imposing and moving image

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Westerner
Westerner  4 Wales
14 Feb 2013 - 12:17 PM

Further to the description given by Meheecho:

The monument primarily stands as a memorial to the original British Commandos that trained in and arround the Lochaber region. It overlooks their training grounds.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:24 PM

Simple and unadulterated capture, the way a memorial should be. Lovely image.

Dave

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 2:01 PM

A very fine shot of one of Scotland's well-known and most photographed memorials. You have recorded it beautifully, Steve. Well done Smile

Lavina

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 2:58 PM

Fantastic image and well captured Steve. I have visited this memorial on a number of ocassions over the years. I intend to get back there
Jim

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:05 PM

A well captured image of a place I always stop at. I first saw this as a child in 1960, and I was blown away by the sculpture. Even to-day I never fail to be moved by it and the nearby garden of remembrance.

Achnacarry House is the seat of my Clan Chief - Cameron of Lochiel - and it was headquarters for the training camp. In 1745 the original was burnt down by the hated Cumberland after the Jacobite rebellion. In 1945 someone managed to set the the rebuilt one ablaze, but fortunately the damage was reparable.
Alan

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:08 PM

a well captured image and a lovely monument. did you know that is the same person in three different poses.

billy

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 4:19 PM

Thanks for all for the votes and to Phil,Alan and Billy for the extra bitsGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:37 PM

Fantastic MEN in every sense of the word.GrinGrin
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:37 PM

They have a monument very similar to this at Salisbury Cathedral, great capture

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:24 PM

Great capture, but I particularly like the pov, nice one!Grin

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 8:05 PM

Great capture glad to make it #30 .
Rob

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 8:53 PM

Thanks to all and to Paul for a much appreciated UA--really chuffed

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:41 PM

Great image...........
Diane

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 8:32 AM

What a brilliant bronz and beautifully taken.
Cheers to the soldiers that have been there and done that for our liberty.

Jocelia

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great shot ,I love to stop there every time we go to scotland.
Dennis

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Feb 2013 - 4:49 PM

A very nice location for it to be, well taken Steve, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
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15 Feb 2013 - 7:46 PM

superb shot

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Frase
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15 Feb 2013 - 9:02 PM

Great image.
Don

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 2:28 PM

Nice POV, beautiful colour..

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