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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.
Type of WWI-heritage
- War monument
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
Town of Trebon
Kind of cultural use of WWI
The monument is mentioned in various tourist information material, but not as a specific destination.
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.
The monument is located near the historic center of the town.
Trebon is a bus hub and has two train stations
Further information sources
Other heritage sites nearby
Museums Private Collections
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