Adelaide War Memorial

Taken in the morning sun today, the Adelaide War Memorial on North Terrace.

No soldier is depicted in Adelaide’s War Memorial, but the impact of the war on all South Australians is conveyed with great intensity.

On the obverse face the arched marble relief facing North Terrace shows the Spirit of Duty holding an unsheathed sword upright as a cross, calling young men and women in a prologue to war and sacrifice. The bronze figures of a farmer, scholar and young woman cast aside the symbols of their civilian lives as they respond to duty. The inscription reads, ‘To perpetuate the courage, loyalty, and sacrifice of those who served in the Great War 1914-1918’.

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