War memorials are to the soldiers, not to their politicians
I totally understand why they're bring removed.
In Ireland we had loads of British statues that meant nothing to the people.
Nelson's Column being the most famous....probably becasue it was bombed. There was a massive Queen Victoria stature for years outside Leinster House, and she hung round like a bad smell until the 1980s when the Irish government finally offloaded it to the shackle draggers down under.
The irony of the British Queen being "transported" to Australia by ship was not lost on the Irish media
Gotta love the irony of that :D
The Canadians said they'd take it before that but didn't want to pay :)
However, when it comes to statues that commemorate soldiers that's a different kettle of fish and I agree with jon & Lenka wholeheartedly, thankfully the vast majority of ordinary, decent people think the same.
Don't forget Poland has something a bit like that already, in Kozlowce, near Lublin.
Oh didn't know that, if I'm ever in that neck of the woods I'll look it up