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Родина-мать, largest WWII memorial?

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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Родина-мать зовёт! "Rodina Mat' Zovyot!", in Volgograd:

    We got anything bigger than that?
    http://www.jonathanmeades.com/joebuilding_pictures/statue.jpg
     
  2. Heinrich

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    Michael Jackson :D
     
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    japan has one,not memorial..The Ushiku Amida Buddha of Japan stands a total of 120 meters (394 feet) tall, including the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I have a picture of myself next to the Dai Butsu, but I didn't get to the Ushiku Amida Butsu.
     
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    Thats very impressive, Russia has many stunning war memorials like the giagantic statue of Alyosha in the port of Murmansk its HUGE!
     
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    Only if the United States had the money now :(
     
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    When I was teaching, in a unit on Russia/Soviet Union, we always showed a film of the memorials at Stalingrad (Volgograd). That statue was prominently shown, but I was always more impressed with this one from the Hall of the Glory. It's not as large, but the whole Hall is impressive.
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    Photos of Volgograd - Images of Volgograd, Russia - VirtualTourist.com

    I'm pretty sure we don't have anything as large, but I kind of like the US National Memorial.
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    Construction Site Photos
     
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    I found the US National WWII Memorial to be very extravagant yet not very personal. Simply having pillars with the names of all the states was not as moving for me as say the Vietnam or Korean War Memorials. I understand that WWII is much larger than those wars but I feel that for those who died and the veterans' sake we could have built something that honored and recognized the men who fought more than the pillars with the names of states do.
     
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    That is one huge statue? I've never seen anything like it.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    When I showed it in class at Purdue I liked to point out that sword was longer than the tallest building on campus.
     
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    Thats huge ^^. Can somebody pm me a link about the Hall of Glory. I am very interested.
     

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