Statues and Memorials in London: Memorial to the Women of World War II

Posted: February 22, 2015 in History, London, UK
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This monument which stands in Whitehall to the North of the Cenotaph was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005. It is by John W Mills and is dedicated to the many women who took part in the World War.

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17 sets of clothing represent the many jobs undertaken by women and include a Land Army uniform, a Police Uniform and a welding mask.

UK - London - Whitehall: Memorial to the Women of World War Two
Photo by Wally Gobetz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/)

At the unveiling Baroness Boothroyd said “This monument is dedicated to all the women who served our country and to the cause of freedom, in uniform and on the home front. I hope that future generations who pass this way will ask themselves: ‘what sort of women were they?’ and look at our history for the answer.”. The unveiling was accompanied by a Royal air Force flypast of 5 helicopters and 2 jet fighter all piloted by women.

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