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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day of the Dead, Part 2

    The Monument to the Heroes of Cavite and Santiago de Cuba is a sculptural group commemorating the Spaniards who died in the Spanish-American War. It is situated in the port city of Cartagena, Spain. It was created in 1923 by the sculptor Julio González-Pola. Seem the statues were originally done in stone and later redone in bronze.
    Cavite and Santiago de Cuba are cities where Spain fought battles during the Spanish-American War. Santiago de Cuba is where the battle of San Juan Hill happened on July 1, 1898Cavite is on Manila Bay in the Philippines and is where the Filipino revolt against Spanish rule started.  The American Asiatic Squadron engaged and destroyed the Spanish Pacific Squadron there.

Based on stuff I extracted from Wikipedia.  I would have thought stone would be the more enduring material, or maybe this sculpture is something completely different than the original.

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