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Chindit Memorial

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Brave men of Burma

Heroes of the forgotten Birman campaign of World War Two. Located within Victorian Embarkment near... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2019
ET3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Chindit Memorial

The Chindit Memorial is a tribute to the Chindit special forces, which served in Burma in the... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
macedonboy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Heroes of the forgotten Birman campaign of World War Two. Located within Victorian Embarkment near Whitehall Gardens

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ET3121
Reviewed January 27, 2019

The Chindit Memorial is a tribute to the Chindit special forces, which served in Burma in the Second World War. The statue is located in Victoria Embankment amongst the many statues, tributes and memorials for those who have contributed greatly tot he United Kingdom. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Surprised to not see a human standing on top of this plinth. Learned it was a Chinthe, honouring those who fell in Burma in WW2. One of the more unique statues in this area of London.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Came across the Chindit memorial by chance in the Victoria Embankment Gardens. It stands at 13 ft high (4 metres) and it topped by a sculpture of a mythical chinthe, after which the chindit special forces were named. They played a large part of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyblack83
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The Chindit Memorial is an unusual memorial: Whilst most memorials have some human figure on top, this memorial as a mythical beast: a Chinthe (a mythical beast and guardian of all Burmese temples). The memorial is situated in Whitehall Gardens on the Thames side of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew081
Reviewed July 4, 2018

this simple statue topped with a Chinthe is to remember those that fell in Burmese conflicts in the 2nd world war, slightly out of the way but there neverther less

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

This memorial is slightly out of the way but it’s good to see it exists as it’s an often overlooked group of soldiers that only existed for a short time but proved the effectiveness of long range penetration operations on a large scale.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

This is a war memorial to commemorate the Chindit special forces in Burma that served in the second world war. The memorial was designed by David Price and has a sculptured mythical Chinthe on top of a 4 metre high portland stone block and was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

This war memorial stands in Victoria Embankment Gardens and commemorates the Chindit special forces, which served in Burma under Major General Orde Wingate in WWII and also commemorates Wingate who died in 1944. The memorial comprise of a stone stele with a bronze Chinthe or...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank nellielim
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Sited parallel to the River Thames, the Chindit Memorial commemorates the special Force recruited in World War Two under the command of Major General Orde Wingate. The simple column is capped with the image of a "Chinthe", the legendary beast who is regarded as the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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