Winged Victoria figure, Siegessaule, Berlin, Germany
The winged bronze Victoria figure on the top of the Siegessaeule (Pillar of Victory). The Victory Column (Siegessaule) in Berlin, Germany, designed in the 1860s to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. By the time it was inaugurated in 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)."
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Britannia by Felix Desruelles at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Britannia by Felix-Alexandre Desruelles (18651943) at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - commemorating the arrival of the British troops in 1914. This work by Desruelles did not last for long as it was destroyed by the Germans in July 1940. The statue and supporting column had a total height of 15m. At the top of the column was the figure of Britannia, a trident in her right hand and a shield in her left hand. She looked vigilantly towards the channel. Date: circa 1920s
Hudson-Fulton Celebration ship, The Half Moon, USA
Hudson-Fulton Celebration ship, The Half Moon -- celebrating the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of the Hudson River, and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton's first successful commercial use of a paddle steamer. Seen here is a replica of Hudson's ship, The Half Moon. Date: 1909
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