The Cádiz Memorial
To commemorate the Raising of the Siege of Cadiz, in consequence of the Glorious Victory obtained by the Duke of Wellington over the French at Salamanca, on the 22d July 1812: This Mortar, cast for the destruction of that Great Port, with Powers surpassing all others, and abandoned by the Besiegers on their Retreat, was presented as a token of respect and gratitude by the Spanish Nation, To his Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
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Devictis a Wellington Duce Prope Salamancam Gallis Solutaque Exiude Gaudiam Obsidione, Hanc Quam Aspictus Basi Superimpositam Bombardam, Vi Praeditam Adhuc Inaudita, Ad Urbem Portumque Gaditanum Destrucudam Conflatam Et a Copiis Turbatis Relictam, Cortes Hispanici, Pristinorum Haudquaquam Beneficiorum Obliti, Summae Venerationis Testiminio Donaverunt Georgio Illus. Brit. Princ. Qui, In Perpetuam Rei Memoriam, Hoc Loco Ponendam, et His Ormamentis Decorandum, Juissit.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Marshal Earl Haig Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spencer Compton (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Monument to the Women of World War II (about 120 meters away); The Viscount Slim (about 120 meters away); Turkish Gun (about 120 meters away); George, Duke of Cambridge (about 120 meters away); Alan Brooke (about 120 meters away); Horse Guards Parade (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
More about this memorial. The Memorial is located on the Horse Guards Parade Grounds, between Whitehall and St. James' Park.
Also see . . .
1. Siege of Cádiz (Wikipedia). "The Siege of Cádiz was a siege of the large Spanish naval base of Cádiz by a French army from 5 February 1810 to 24 August 1812 during the Peninsular War...." (Submitted on February 10, 2018.)
2. Cádiz Memorial (Wikipedia). "The Cádiz Memorial, also known as the "Prince Regent's Bomb", is an early 19th-century French mortar mounted on a brass monster, located in Horse Guards Parade in Westminster, London. It was first "exposed to public view" on 12 August 1816 and has been classified as a Grade II listed building since 1 December 1987. (Submitted on February 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
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