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The National Monument commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in Kuala Lumpur. The huge tall bronze figures of soldiers standing and supporting their fallen comrades are the work of sculptor Felix de Weldon, who also did Washington's Iwo Jima Monument and it is regarded as the largest bronze monument grouping in the world. The National Monument was completed and officially opened on February 8, 1966, by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.