Occasional Images

20 May 2007 606 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Chinese Memorial

Chinese Memorial

The sun setting over the Wirral peninsular is reflected in the black stone of the memorial to those Chinese seamen that served in both world wars. The memorial is at the Pier Head and faces out over the River Mersey.

Many thousands of Chinese served with the Merchant Navy during World War II, under worse terms and conditions than their Europen counterparts, Many of them died as well. The pool of seamen was based in Liverpool.

At the end of the war many were forceably repatriated to Hong Kong, some leaving behind wives and families in Liverpool. A heartless act and a sad story.

After fighting for many years by the families of these men the memorial was finally unveilled in 2006

More can be found at  this web site http://www.halfandhalf.org.uk/index.htm.

Chinese Memorial

The sun setting over the Wirral peninsular is reflected in the black stone of the memorial to those Chinese seamen that served in both world wars. The memorial is at the Pier Head and faces out over the River Mersey.

Many thousands of Chinese served with the Merchant Navy during World War II, under worse terms and conditions than their Europen counterparts, Many of them died as well. The pool of seamen was based in Liverpool.

At the end of the war many were forceably repatriated to Hong Kong, some leaving behind wives and families in Liverpool. A heartless act and a sad story.

After fighting for many years by the families of these men the memorial was finally unveilled in 2006

More can be found at  this web site http://www.halfandhalf.org.uk/index.htm.

comments (2)

le rayon jaune donne une dimention particulière à la photo
  • Ellie
  • 20 May 2007, 23:33
I didn't know this. Thank you.
Les Auld: My pleasure, I just had to find out more when I saw the memorial.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a positive comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/50s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 65.0mm
The Nightmare CrewThe Nightmare Cr...
Just some geese at sunsetJust some geese ...
Riverside WalkRiverside Walk

Warning