Battle Of Britain Memorial Westminster London

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL - Westminster, London.

Date: 22nd March 2012

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL – Westminster, London.

Of course we have our iconic memorial down at Capel le Ferne plus the Sir Chrisopher Foxley Norris Memorial Wall, but for ages I have wanted to see the relatively new BOB Memorial in London. Some have commented that it was disappointingly small. Perhaps it was a good thing that I’d heard these comments because I was totally unprepared for the superb memorial which I found emotionally moving and a wonderful example of the sculptor’s art.

The memorial was the work of Paul Day and you can go to the Internet to find a complete explanation of how he executed and interpreted this commission. In my opinion he gets to the heart of the Battle and nothing and no-one is left out – he’s got the tea ladies, the munitions workers, the land girls as well as emotive sculptures of the predominantly young pilots.

As you know, I am only able to post one photo with each blog and it is difficult to make a choice. But I will post others in the Gallery.

You can feel the speed at the sound of the 'Scramble' Bell
 

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL - Westminster, London.

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