Sapper Monument

  Park Marszałka Edwarda Śmigłego-Rydza ,   Powiśle         more than a year ago

Designed by Stanisław Kulon and unveiled on May 8th, 1975, the monument to the sappers is a typically formidable piece of 70s brutalism. Designed to evoke the explosive blast of a landmine this seventeen metre high monstrosity commemorates the sappers who died defusing mines and booby traps in the years after the war. "Free Warsaw will never forget those who, with their pain and blood, started the work on her reconstruction" reads the accompanying plaque. The names and units of the sappers who died are listed on the pylons, as well as Polish-language descriptions of the hazardous work they undertook.


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I'm sure you'd think a landmine is a "monstrosity" if one blew up in your face.Is it a "monstrosity" because it's large? Poor diddums - not a statue of an old dude on a horse therefore not to your taste?
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