In Cardiff’s Memorial Gardens stands a monument to servicemen who lost their lives fighting in the world wars.
The commissioning of the National War Memorial, situated in Cardiff’s Memorial Park was first suggested in 1917 near the close of the First World War. The monument was designed by Sir Ninian Comper – he took inspiration for the design from his two visits to Northern Africa, especially his trips to Tunisia. The Memorial was unveiled by The Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, on the 12th of June 1928. A plaque to commemorate servicemen who died in the Second World War was added in 1949.
I spoke to Sara Pasino, an International Journalism Student, on why the memorial is important to Cardiff.