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Marine Memorial, Swakopmund, Namibia | Swakopmund - Namibia (IMG_3994.jpg)

Marine Memorial, Swakopmund, Namibia

Often known by its German name, Marine Denkmal, this memorial was commissioned in 1907 by the Marine Infantry in Kiel, Germany, and designed by sculptor AM Wolff. It commemorates the German First Marine Expedition Corps that helped beat back the Herero uprisings of 1904. As a national historical monument, it will continue to stand, but one has to wonder how long it will be before the Herero erect a memorial of their own. In 2016, a group of activists splashed blood-red paint on a statue they saw as a monument to white supremacy and racial oppression.
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