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War Monument, Trebon, Czech Republic

In front of the school is an extensive monument for the soldiers fallen in WWI and WWII. It is a schulpture in the middle, flanked by two stones with name plates, one stone on the elft for soldiers fallen in WWI, on the right for WWII.

Czech Republic,

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument

Dimensions

Complex monument with several parts

State of repair/preservation

Well preserved, regularly maintained and decorated with wreaths and flowers.

Historical WWI Context

During World War I, the country was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. No fighting was taking place on Czech territory, but men were subject to military duties. With their regiments they went to fight in far-off countries, where many lost their lives. They were young men, just like fathers from families. Some entered the legions (Russian, French, and Italian) and contributed to the establishment of an independent state of Czechoslovakia (1918). After the emergence of the new state of Czechoslovakia after WWI, memorials for WWI were built in many municipalities as a statement of thanks and remembrance.

If large enough, after WWII, additional names were added for this war as well.

Very often the monuments are owned by the municipality, but also private (on private land), which are maintained by local residents, often belonging to the same families to this day.

State of legal protection

Protected Heritage

Owner

Town of Trebon

Kind of cultural use of WWI

The monument is mentioned in various tourist information material, but not as a specific destination.

Opening

public place

Entrance Fee

none

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

The memorial to the war victims consists of three separate parts - the central sculptural scene and two granite blocks with reliefs, by sculpture K. Gabriel. The central part of the monument on a sandstone block has two life-size male figures, one on the left, the face of which reflects the suffering experienced, sits with hands loosely running along the body and with its legs crumpled. The second male character is standing, with his left foot pointing forward. With his left hand he covers his face, the right one touches the right thigh.


The memorial is complemented by names lists that were fallen in the 1st and 2nd World War and inscriptions:
Even in distress they proudly defied their defiance.
By suffering for freedom.
The victims of evil.

Public Transport

The monument is located near the historic center of the town.

Trebon is a bus hub and has two train stations

Further information sources

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