City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Monument to the Women of World War II
This memorial was raised to commemorate the vital work done by over 7 million women during World War II
Funded by the charity Memorial to Women of World War II and supported by National Heritage Memorial Fund
Unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen 9th July 2005
Location. 51° 30.213′ N, 0° 7.569′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitehall and Downing Street on Whitehall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Whitehall, City of Westminster, England SW1A 2AS, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alan Brooke (within shouting distance of this marker); The Viscount Slim (within shouting distance of this marker); Monty (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Marshal Earl Haig Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cenotaph (about 90 meters away); The Cádiz Memorial Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial (about 150 meters away); Spencer Compton (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Memorial to war women unveiled (BBC News, July 9, 2005). Speaking at the unveiling, Baroness Boothroyd said: "This monument is dedicated to all the women who served our country and the cause of freedom in uniform and on the home front....It is not by its nature purely a military memorial. It depicts the uniforms of women in the forces alongside the working clothes of those who worked in the factories, the hospitals, the emergency services and the farms....I hope that future generations who pass this way down Whitehall will ask themselves what sort of women were they and look at history for the answer." (Submitted on December 4, 2017.)
2. Monument to the Women of World War II (Wikipedia). The Monument to the Women of World War II is a British national war memorial situated on Whitehall in London, to the north of the Cenotaph. It was sculpted by John W. Mills, unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II and dedicated by Baroness Boothroyd in July 2005....Fundraising was conducted by a charitable trust (Submitted on December 4, 2017.)
Categories. • War, World II • Women •
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