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Friday, December 5, 2014

Monument, Woolacombe, Ann Hyde

This monument commemorates the American troops that were stationed in Woolacombe during WW2, who trained for the D-Day landings.


Pen and watercolour

6 comments:

  1. Did we see these Ann? Lovely drawing/painting of them!

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    1. Yes you did Lynn. It's down along the esplanade, near to where we sat and sketched that day (when the surfer got into difficulties).
      hopefully here's a link to it:
      https://goo.gl/maps/P0b7r

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  2. Nice solid sketch!!! How big is the monument?

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    1. Hi Joan, the monument is about 6 ft. tall. The two stones have a small gap between them and they are made from the same stone that is found locally.

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  3. Beautifully drawn monument, Ann. And arouse thoughts and memories.

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    1. Thanks Sirkka, yes it does make us stop and think. Apparently the beach here is very similar to Normandy, which made it ideal for training back in the day.

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