Cape Town’s Winged Victory at the Cenotaph

Cape Town's Winged Victory at the Cenotaph
The Cenotaph in Buitenkant Street (at the bottom of Adderley) is a memorial of those who died in the World Wars, as well as for those who died in the Korean war.

The Wikipedia page quotes South Africa's 1924 Governor-General, the first Earl of Athlone as stating:

"I cannot but believe that the existence of these visible memorials, which are to be found throughout the world – silent witnesses to the desolation of the war – will through the years to come, be potent advocates of peace and will eventually serve to draw all peoples together in mutual understanding."

I can say, that looking at these memorials up close, I can see exactly what he meant. Whether they'll have any effect on war-makers; of that I'm unconvinced.

(Oh, and in case you missed that... no, neither did I know that Athlone had Earls!)

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