Monumento al General Vara de Rey y los Heroes de Caney, Madrid

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  • This monument stands in tribute to General Vara Del Rey, a 19th century Spanish general. He was known primarily for his role in the Battle of Caney during the Spanish-American War. His vastly...  more »
  • It is a dramatic image of General Vala de Rey and his men. It is a rule motif of the flag of the victory. However, it is regrettable that the surrounding trees grow and it is hard to see.
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  • Inconspicuous. Reminds one of the saddest events of the loss of the colonies
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  • "And this struggle of El Caney would not appear always to the whole world as one of the most beautiful examples of human value and self-denial military?" Captain Wester, eyewitness to the battle of El Caney "the value of the Spaniards is magnificent. While the grenades exploding over the village or exploited against the Fort of stone, while the hailstorm of lead sweeping the trenches looking for each crenel, every crack, every corner, the soldiers of that incomparable Vara de Rey, quiet and deliberately, rising up in their trenches and throwing shock after shock against American attackers continued for hours. Their number decreased and decreased, their trenches were full of dead and wounded, but with a determination and one value more than commendable resisted attacks and 10 hours, kept more than 10 times their number, some American troops so brave as they never toured a field of battle". Sergeant Mayor Herbert Howland, who took part in the assault on Fort El Viso
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