Statues and Monuments: Belgium’s Thanks

Posted: September 11, 2015 in London, UK
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This large and imposing Portland stone monument can be found on the Embankment not far from Embankment underground Station. It was unveiled in October 1920 by Princess Clementine of Belgium as a gift from the people of Belgium in thanks for aid and relief efforts undertaken by Britain during World War I.

The central statue is of a family group fleeing from war

The central statue is of a family group fleeing from war

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A video of the unveiling can be seen at:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/belgian-memorial-unveiled-on-embankment/query/Embankment

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