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To the Fallen

By Meheecho
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.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: boov, NaturesHaven, Jenny-D and 42 more

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morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:09AM
Excellent shot, great pov and composition,m interesting write up too


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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 9:09AM
What a lovely photo of this beautiful statue Steve !! Thanx for the info - it makes it special to see Smile!!
14 Feb 2013 9:28AM
Excellent shot and very interesting information
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
14 Feb 2013 10:00AM
A fine record shot of this iconic statue.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 12:01PM
great comp steve wonderful detail and colour a belter nice one Wink
14 Feb 2013 12:11PM
Very imposing and moving image
14 Feb 2013 12:17PM
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.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
14 Feb 2013 1:24PM
Simple and unadulterated capture, the way a memorial should be. Lovely image.

14 Feb 2013 2:01PM
A very fine shot of one of Scotland's well-known and most photographed memorials. You have recorded it beautifully, Steve. Well done Smile

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 2:58PM
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
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:05PM
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.
a well captured image and a lovely monument. did you know that is the same person in three different poses.

Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:19PM
Thanks for all for the votes and to Phil,Alan and Billy for the extra bitsGrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
14 Feb 2013 4:37PM
Fantastic MEN in every sense of the word.GrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:37PM
They have a monument very similar to this at Salisbury Cathedral, great capture
4 3 7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 7:24PM
Great capture, but I particularly like the pov, nice one!Grin
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:05PM
Great capture glad to make it #30 .
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:53PM
Thanks to all and to Paul for a much appreciated UA--really chuffed
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:41PM
Great image...........
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
15 Feb 2013 8:32AM
What a brilliant bronz and beautifully taken.
Cheers to the soldiers that have been there and done that for our liberty.

footloose 5 1 England
15 Feb 2013 8:40AM
Great shot ,I love to stop there every time we go to scotland.
Tibetan 4 3 England
15 Feb 2013 4:49PM
A very nice location for it to be, well taken Steve, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Feb 2013 7:46PM
superb shot
Frase 8 Scotland
15 Feb 2013 9:02PM
Great image.
xwang 7 55 8
6 Mar 2013 2:28PM
Nice POV, beautiful colour..

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