New memorial to Mindelunden, Copenhagen
Following a request by "Frihedskampens Mindefond" and Christian Eugen-Olsen, Bjørn Nørgaard has made a proposal for a monument for Danish soldiers who fell at the attacks April 9th, 1940 and August 29th, 1943 as well as Danish soldiers in the Allies service.
Since the monument of Axel Poulsen has to continue being the central point of attention, and Per Arnoldi’s Sailors monument stands to the left with a tight square shape, Bjørn Nørgaard has chosen to propose a simple monument – a broken column, that keeps the symmetry. It is made in granite from Sweden (Quimbra). The idea is to integrate the monument into the existing plan, and the expression becomes »light« despite the stone that weight around 17000 pounds.
The motifs are straightforward: On one side you have a Danish soldier and HDMS Peder Skram. On the other side is a Danish soldier in an allied uniform and a spitfire. The motifs are engraved in the Swedish granite.