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#1 Mr King

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 0153 AM

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 0803 AM

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#3 Mr King

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 1300 PM

I apologize to staff, I thought I had put this under the images sub forum. 


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 1954 PM

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 1713 PM

I've seen it in summer and it is a moving monument. However, the starkness of the figures frozen in the snow evokes such a feeling of sacrifice and isolation as to almost be overwhelming. 


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 0343 AM

Brrr. Cold...
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 0451 AM

Brrr. Cold...

 

Are you mocking it? There is absolutely no reason for that. My grandfather was a Korean War Vet and it lived with him till his dying day. If I am misreading your post then I apologize. 


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#8 Tony Evans

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 0107 AM

 

Brrr. Cold...

 

Are you mocking it? There is absolutely no reason for that. My grandfather was a Korean War Vet and it lived with him till his dying day. If I am misreading your post then I apologize. 

 

I don't think he's mocking it at all. He's sympathizing with it.

 

When I went and saw it, it was the first week of May, on a typical rainy, gloomy DC day. The evocation of the uphill-in-the-rain nature of infantry combat in any 20th Century war was what struck me.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 0749 AM

Agree with Yama and Tony.  In any weather, it gives a sense of the pure misery that is a part of war.  The image here made me immediately think of the Frozen Chosin


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#10 Corinthian

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 2129 PM

Agree with Yama and Tony.  In any weather, it gives a sense of the pure misery that is a part of war.  The image here made me immediately think of the Frozen Chosin

 

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I felt cold also when I saw the pic. ISTR there was some criticism against the monument, that it was ugly and such...? Anyhow, I always liked it, and this pic just shows how much of a memorial it is.


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#11 rmgill

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 0937 AM

One of the Atlanta ferret owners was a Marine at Chosin Reservoir. Reading and talking about that battle.....
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