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  • Embankment Gardens
    Whitehall

    London WC2N 6NS
    Westminster

Embankment Memorials, London by Qype User Marzip…

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    • Qype User madbo…
    • Helmsdale, Highland
    • 3 friends
    • 61 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    A poignant and fitting tribute to the 'few' who served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain.

    Situated on the Victoria Embankment opposite the London Eye this was unveiled in 2005 in the presence of the remaining living 'few'. It's a very moving memorial sculpture cast in granite and bronze panelling and cost £1.74 million pounds to build.

    You could look at it for ages it has such intricate detailing and find something new. It's a photographers dream as you could take a great picture of this sculpture from any angle.

    Enscribed on the bronze plaques are the names of every pilot who fought including the Polish & Czech divisions.

    The monument even has its own website
    bbm.org.uk

    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

    Winston S. Churchill, British PM 20th August 1940

    • Qype User Marzip…
    • Melbourne, Australia
    • 57 friends
    • 167 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    18/6/2008

    London has many memorials spread out across the city, but this is one of my favourites. It's simple yet effective. A big block with the uniforms the British women had to wear when all their men went to war, and the women had to take over all the businesses. This memorial is specifically for WW2, and the queen opened it in 2005, which was the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.

    You'll come across it when you're walking down Whitehall, just before (or after, depending on which way you're coming from) the P.M.'s place at No.10 Downing St. There's a lot to see down here, but the Women's War memorial is in the middle of the road and really something that provokes a response of 'wow'.

    • Qype User Templa…
    • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    • 380 friends
    • 498 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    23/11/2008

    The Arthur Sullivan Memorial is by Sir George Frampton, R.A.(1860-1928)..one of my favourite artists.Sullivan died in 1900.
    It stands in The Embankment Gardens.
    Arthur Sullivan was one half of the composing duo Gilbert and Sullivanwho produced 14 comic operas between themin what became known as the Savoy Operas.

    The semi-clad, mourning,woman represents the distraught Muse of Music.

    Sullivan was a social and sociable person. He moved in fashionable society and was a personal friend of several of Queen Victoria's children. He wrote much stuff on his own (serious) as well as the comic operas with Gilbert, and was best known for some of his hymns and parlour songs, including Onward Christian Soldiers,
    Although Sullivan never married, he had many love affairs.

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