SK1814 : National Memorial Arboretum, Polar Bear Memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Alrewas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

National Memorial Arboretum, Polar Bear Memorial
National Memorial Arboretum, Polar Bear Memorial
The Polar Bear Memorial, which is a tribute to the 49th Infantry, West Riding Division, was the first monument and sculpture to be erected at the Arboretum.

During Word War II, the 49th Infantry was stationed in Iceland and, because they were surrounded by 20ft-deep snow for most of the campaign, their commanding officer called the men "his Polar Bears". The Polar Bear on a block of ice was soon adopted as their mascot and shoulder flash.
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Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 September, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1831 1443 [10m precision]
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