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Victory War Memorial

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The Victory War Memorial

Victory War Memorial, formerly called the Cupid's bow, is a memorial in Chennai, India, originally constructed to commemorate the victory of the allied armies during World War I (1914–1918) and later became the victory war memorial for World War II (1939–1945) in the memory of those from the Madras presidency who lost their lives in the wars.[1] Later addition includes inscriptions of 1948 Kashmir Aggression, 1962 War with China and the Indo-Pakistan War.


The Victory War Memorial is located to the south of Fort St. George and marks the beginning of the 13-km-long Marina beach. It is a circular rock and marble structure built in the area that formerly housed the coastal belfry.

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  1. ^ Radhakrishnan, R.K. (16 January 2006). "Sporting a new look". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). Retrieved 25 Jun 2012.