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Edinburgh Plans Conscientious Objectors' Memorial

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  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Conscientious objectors, and others who opposed World War One, are to be recognised in a new memorial planned for Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens.
    The design will be unveiled as part of International Conscientious Objectors Day which is commemorated on 15 May.
    It is hoped that the finished sculpture will be installed by next April.
    Edinburgh artist Kate Ive's design will be revealed as efforts to raise funds for the next stage of the project get under way.
    Her design was chosen by a consortium of civil society groups and peace campaigns following a competition for artists.
    Edinburgh has 37 war memorials, eight of which are in Princes Street Gardens."
    Conscientious objectors memorial planned
     
  2. CAC

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    Don't get it...
     
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    Me neither, but suppose it's "art".
     
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    Itis clear from the text that it is a Conscientious Objectors' Memorial, not a Conscientious Objector's Memorial.

    Fortunately for the sake of humanity, there were significantly more than one conscientious objector, as were celebrated yesterday around the world on International Conscientious Objectors' Day.
     

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