The Marine Memorial
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The Marine Memorial

A monument dedicated to members of the First Marine Expedition Corps who died during the Herero War, 1904-1905 is located close to the State House and is known as the Marine Memorial or Marine Denkmal.

The statue was designed and cast in Berlin, and presented to the town by the crew of the German gunboat, Panther , in July 1908.

The figure represents a marine standing by his wounded colleague, ready for action.

This memorial was commissioned in 1907 by the Marine Infantry in Kiel, Germany, and designed by sculptor AM Wolff.

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