Monday, October 17, 2005

Chennai Trivia - 1

German Warship "Emden" bombed Madras during the First World War, but not much damage was done. There is a plaque at the place where the bombs fell. Where is the plaque located?

8 Comments:

Blogger Tarun said...

hi court or prison I guess. Some prisoners escaped ?

7:55 AM  
Blogger Chenthil said...

Tarun, this is an old post of mine from my blog chenthil.blogspot.com. The answers are already there. This is on the compound wall of the High Court, near the Judges entrance. I am not sure wheter any prisoners escaped :-)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Arokiya said...

During the First World War in 1914, the German cruiser Emden bombarded near the Esplanade lighthouse and caused damages to the walls. It remains as an ornamental Doric column in the High Court compound itself. A plaque can be seen in the eastern compound immortalise the event bearing the date 22 September 1914.

12:14 AM  
Blogger SkyIndian said...

near Burma Bazaar

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fort St George?

4:46 AM  
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1:32 AM  
Blogger Ben Christopher said...

The Ship Emden bombarded Madras and the shell fell in two places one near the present Judges entrance at the Madras High Court, the other near Royapuram on the Burma Shell Oil tanks, incidentally next to these tanks were the Clive Battery. There is a stupa erected in the place were the bomb fell inside the Port, opposite to the Container terminal. Pl check this site. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Madras.

Do any one know that there was a Prison inside the Port, Dungeon where the prisoners meant to be sent to Andamans were lodged? I know the dungeon, but i need an authentic proof for the same.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Ben Christopher said...

The Ship Emden bombarded Madras and the shell fell in two places one near the present Judges entrance at the Madras High Court, the other near Royapuram on the Burma Shell Oil tanks, incidentally next to these tanks were the Clive Battery. There is a stupa erected in the place were the bomb fell inside the Port, opposite to the Container terminal. Pl check this site. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Madras.

Do any one know that there was a Prison inside the Port, Dungeon where the prisoners meant to be sent to Andamans were lodged? I know the dungeon, but i need an authentic proof for the same.

2:52 AM  

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