SK1814 : Polar Bear Memorial, NMA

taken 7 years ago, near to Alrewas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Polar Bear Memorial, NMA
Polar Bear Memorial, NMA
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 National Memorial Arboretum.

During World 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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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 September, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1831 1444 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6378N 1:43.8190W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1831 1444
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