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TO THE MEMORY OF WELLINGTON AND HIS BRAVE COMPANIONS IN ARMS

TO THE MEMORY OF WELLINGTON AND HIS BRAVE COMPANIONS IN ARMS

What is popularly known as the Achilles statue, dedicated to the Duke of Wellington and all his brave companions in arms, is really a copy of one of the figures on Monte Cavallo at Rome. It stands in Hyde Park near Apsley House, which was the Nation's gift to Wellington, and was the work of the industrious James Westmacott, the author of other monuments in this neighbourhood. The metal for this large bronze is said to have been obtained from cannon captured at Waterloo and in the Peninsular War.

Other pictures from Monuments of the Heroes


THE STATUE OF WELLINGTON AT ALDERSHOT, AND THAT AT HYDE PARK CORNER BY THE GREAT ARCH THAT BEARS HIS NAME

GENERAL GORDON OF KHARTOUM, AT LONDON AND ABERDEEN

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