MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN IN THE GREAT WAR
Departure to war of the first troops from Lisbon, September 1914.
Joshua Benoliel - PT AHM/FE/CAVE/JB/GR 1/0578
Memorial – A tribute to the Portuguese Combatants
1. One hundred years after the start of the Great War the time has come to pay tribute to all the Portuguese who fought on the battlefields of Africa and Europe in defence of their homeland and freedom. Above them stands the memory of all who fell and gave their lives for Portugal.In August 1914 the European powers embarked on an armed conflict of gigantic proportions which extended until November 1918 and was only truly brought to a halt with the end of the Second World War, nearly 30 years later.Besides defending their national territory, including the Atlantic islands, the Portuguese military were present on the fronts of Angola, in 1914-1915; Mozambique, between 1914 and 1918; and France in 1917 and 1918.