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Monument of Heroes "Queen Mary" in Onesti, Bacau County, Romania
The monument was built by the "National Settlement for the Heroes' Queen Mary, Bucharest", during 1940 and 1941 and it was dedicated to the heroes fallen during the First World War. It is shaped like a rectangular prism, which is 4.50 m high and 16 m long. The monument is made of concrete coated with Slanic sandstone and Moneasa marble and above it is mounted an eagle with wide wings.
Romania, North-East Region, Bacau County
Type of WWI-heritage
- War monument
It has the shape of a rectangular prism, with a height of 4.50 m and a length of 16 m.
State of repair/preservation
The monument is in very good conservation state.
Historical WWI Context
The monument was erected to commemorate the soldiers fallen in these lands, who fought bravely during the First World War. The battle carried on the main axes of the Slanic, Oituz, and Casin Valleys in Bacau County had a strategic goal both for the Central Powers that aimed to gain access via the Trotus Valley towards Onesti and then to reach Adjud in order to make a junction with the offensive armies fighting at Marasesti, and for the Romanian Army, whose main goals were to ensure the defence and to maintain the front line. The strategic success was on the side of the Romanian Army, even in the context of a small scale real advance of the enemy.
A history of Romania's participation in World War I can be found on the following website: www.marelerazboi.ro.
State of legal protection
The objective is not placed on the Historical Monuments List.
Onesti Town Hall
Kind of cultural use of WWI
The access of the visitors is not restricted.
No fee applicable
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
The closest airport is George Enescu International Airport in Bacau (about 55 km from the monument) - http://bacauairport.ro/
Railway access is ensured via the line Adjud - Onesti - Comanesti - Ciceu. (https://www.cfrcalatori.ro/)
There are regular bus journeys from Brasov, Bacau, Adjud, Comanesti etc. (http://www.autogari.ro/Onesti/Plecari)
Also, local public transport in Onesti is ensured by bus (2 main routes) and by minibus, towards abutting neighbourhoods. (https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/One%C8%99ti#Transport )
Further information sources
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