Grand Tour Of Scotland: Exploring Orkney #570

Day 7: 17 August 2019 ~ The Kitchener Memorial

The Kitchener Memorial, Orkney, Scotland
  • Location: The Kitchener Memorial, Orkney, Scotland
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-17
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: JPEG
  • F-Stop: f/5
  • Exposure Time: 1/2000 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-320
  • Focal Length: 145 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Handheld

In 1926 the 48ft high Kitchener Memorial was unveiled after being built by public subscription. An inscription reads ‘This tower was raised by the people of Orkney in memory of Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum on that corner of his country, which he had served so faithfully, nearest to the place where he died on duty’. The stone tower punctuates the skyline at Marwick Head on the west coast of the Orkney mainland, an RSPB Nature Reserve with dramatic cliffs that attract an impressive number of seabirds.

The Kitchener Memorial stands tall over the waters where the tragedy happened and dominates the landscape for miles around, ensuring that all the men of the HMS Hampshire are permanently acknowledged from both land and sea.

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