The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock
The Free French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock with Cardwell Bay and Gourock in background - Scotland. The war memorial (built in the shape of the Cross of Lorrain) commemorates the Free French forces who fought in the Second World War and stands on the western brow of the hill. It has plaques commemorating the loss of the Flower-class corvettes Alyssa and Mimosa, and of the submarine Surcouf. Locally, it is also associated with the memory of the loss of the Maille Breze which blew up at the Tail of the Bank. Date: circa 1950s
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - The Pali Scenic Battle Ground
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - The Pali Scenic Battle Ground. The Pali Lookout is a site of deep historical significance. Named Pali meaning "cliff" in Hawaiian, the Pali Lookout is the site of the Battle of Nuuanu, where in 1795 King Kamehameha I won the struggle that finally united Oahu under his rule. This fierce battle claimed hundreds of soldiers lives, many of which were forced off of the Palis sheer cliffs. Date: 1920s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Postcard of Wanstead Park
Postcard from 1910 with various views of Wanstead Park. Part of Epping Forest, Wanstead Park is situated in Wanstead, in North East London and was originally the grounds for one of the country's finest stately homes, Wanstead House. The house was demolished in 1824 and the grounds were transformed into a 140 acre municipal park under the auspices of the Corporation of London in 1882. Today, it is Grade II listed and a few original features from the landscaped gardens remain such as the Grotto (pictured top left).
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