The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London, dedicated to casualties in the Royal Regiment of Artillery in the First World War. The memorial was designed by Charles Jagger and Lionel Pearson, and features a giant sculpture of a BL 9.2 inch Mk I howitzer upon a large plinth of Portland stone, with stone reliefs depicting scenes from the conflict. Four bronze figures of artillery men are positioned around the outside of the memorial. The memorial is famous for its realist contrast with other First World War memorials, such as the Cenotaph designed by Edwin Lutyens, and attracted much public debate during the 20th century.
... Two Royal Egyptian Air Force (REAF) Spitfires bombed Tel Aviv ... in Israeli territory still occupied by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to cover the withdrawal of British forces from Israel ... Two Egyptian columns with air, armored, and artillery cover attacked from the south, but were met with fierce resistance from numerous settlements defended by armed inhabitants and Israeli troops ...
... The Royal Artillery Memorial has continued to be the subject of much critical discussion ... After the unveiling, a vigorous debate occurred in the British newspapers about the memorial ... the howitzer drew particular comment art critic Selwyn Image complained about having any sort of artillery gun on the monument, whilst Lord Curzon was quoted as describing the howitzer as "a toad ...
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