C4417 : Memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic, Ebrington Square

taken 21 days ago, near to Clooney Park, Derry, Londonderry County Borough, Boom Hall and Creggan, Northern Ireland

Memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic, Ebrington Square
Memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic, Ebrington Square
The Battle of the Atlantic LinkExternal link was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 until the end of the war with Germany in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, announced the day after the declaration of war, and Germany's subsequent counter-blockade. It was at its height from mid-1940 through to the end of 1943. The Battle of the Atlantic pitted U-boats and other warships of the Kriegsmarine (German navy) and aircraft of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) against the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, United States Navy, and Allied merchant shipping.

Derry was home to many of the destroyers and frigates involved in the Atlantic battle. Its westerly position meant that it was the most strategic and important of four UK ports for the Allied forces battling the U-boat threat to the Atlantic convoy lifeline. As an island nation, Britain depended on the sea lanes, and Ulster's strategic position put it in the frontline of keeping the supply lines open

The memorial, called “the International Sailor” was unveiled by Prince Michael of Kent in 2013. The statue at Ebrington Square of a young, uniformed sailor carrying his kit bag is a replica of another in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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C4417, 40 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events  Defence, Military 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Irish: geotagged! C 440 170 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.9174N 7:18.7657W
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Irish: geotagged! C 440 170
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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