VE-day 75

Today we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. So time for an interruption to my Arctic Species series with a post about several memorials to commemorate the soldiers and civilians who died during this gruesome time. I’ve visited several of these monuments and special places and I always try to take a few pictures that do justice to the place, in honour of the people who died in this war. In this post, I share a few with you. Lest we forget.

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The Monument to the Heroes of Severomorsk, the defenders of the Arctic – Severomorsk, Russia
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Alyosha – Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War – Murmansk, Russia
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Neue Wache – Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Dictatorship – Berlin, Germany
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Entrance gate to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp – Oranienburg, Germany
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Grave with flowers – Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial – Margraten, the Netherlands

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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