Photographer's Note

The Scottish-American War Memorial in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

This was unveiled in 1927 and the inscription carved beneath the figures reads "If it be life that waits I shall live forever unconquered; if death I shall die at last strong in my pride and free."

The figures show men, old & young, coming from all walks of life and becoming soldiers to fight in the war of 1914.

According to the Scotsman newspaper:
"The Call was designed by R Tait McKenzie, a Canadian-born physician and artist of Scottish descent who was at the time a distinguished educator at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The memorial, which cost £10,000 (or about £400,000 today), was a gift from American Scots as a tribute to the bravery of Scottish troops during the 1914-1918 conflict."

So much beauty from a conflict so gruesome.

I have put an alternative version in a workshop.

Nobody marcou esta nota como útil

Photo Information
Viewed: 1786
Points: 2
Additional Photos by Alastair Seagroatt (auldal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 80 N: 230] (1380)
View More Pictures