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War Memorial Ahaus

This monument, in the shape of an obelisk is hidden in a park on the edge of Ahaus, it once stood elsewhere and probably ended up in its current location in 1990. A plaque on the obelisk commemorates three soldiers who died in the wars of 1864 and 1870/71.

The inscription on the round concrete stone in front of the monument;
"In memory of the fallen comrades of the two world wars - Riflemen's Association Feldmark 1990"

Furthermore, an inscription on the obelisk;
"In Memory of the Glorious Redesign of the German Empire in 1871"
(this refers to the addition of Alsace-Lorraine to the German Empire)

Furthermore, an inscription;
"They died a hero's death in 1864"
(names of the dead)

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Source

  • Text: Bjorn van Marle
  • Photos: Bjorn van Marle