The statue of the Unknown Soldier in Tomar

We all know that the World War I, between 1914 and 1918 was one of the largest wars in human history, involving the world’s greatest powers that faced each other, organized in two alliances. According to some sources, more than 70 million soldiers were mobilized and almost 10 million were killed. Portugal also took part in that war and when I was a kid I was told that the husband of one of my mother’s aunts, was a soldier during WWI. He survived the war, but died soon after of some illness. Anyway, many of those soldiers who died in the Wold War I, couldn’t be recognized and due to that fact, statues of the unknown soldier were erected in many countries, including Portugal. Tomar has one of those statues at Varzea Grande, near the railway station and a former military base.

Statue of the Unknown Soldier in Tomar, Portugal

Statue of the Unknown Soldier in the City of Tomar in Portugal. World War I, was one of the bloodiest wars in the history of mankind. Almost 10 million people died in that war

 

Statue of the Unknown Soldier at Vazea Grande in the City of Tomar in Portugal

A different perspective of the statue of the Unknown Soldier in Tomar, which is a reference to WWI, that involved two alliances and the greatest powers on Earth at that time

 

Inscription at Statue of the Unknown Soldier in the City of Tomar in Portugal

The inscription on the statue of the Unknown Soldier in Tomar, reads... "To the dead of the Great War. The Shire of Tomar. 1914-1918"

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