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Morley mosaics - KEW - Violette Szabo Morley mosaics - King Edward Walk

Bust: Morley mosaics - KEW - Violette Szabo

Erection date: /7/2012

Inscription

Violette Szabo, born 1921.
Violette was a member of the British secret military service in World War 2. Captured when she ran out of ammunition during a gun battle between the French Resistance and German soldiers, Violette was interogated, tortured, and died in Ravensbruck concentration camp. The French government awarded her the Croix de Guerre in 1947 and the Medaille do la Resistance in 1973.
Artist: Silvie Jacobi
By: Southbank Mosaics
Arts Council of England

Site: Morley mosaics - King Edward Walk (10 memorials)

SE1, King Edward Walk, Morley College

These 10 portrait mosaics are the result of a project by Morley College to celebrate the achievements of significant women who have lived or worked in the Waterloo area. Left to right: Thrale, Seacole, Mallett, Hill, McCall, Szabo, Mellor, Kelly, Rabatts, Bell. There is a small label under each mosaic which we have transcribed. Many of these portraits seem to have been installed at a slight tilt; for our photos we have set the worst offenders upright.

See also another 4 portrait mosaics on the Westminster Bridge Road side of the college.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Violette Szabo

Information Subjects commemorated

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Violette Szabo, GC, CdeG

British secret agent in WW2. Born in Paris as Violette Bushell of a French mo...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Violette Szabo

Information Created by

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Arts Council of England / Great Britain

1940 the Committee for Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) was set up ...

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Southbank Mosaics

Southbank Mosaics actively promotes equal opportunities and cross-cultural, i...

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Silvie Jacobi

Mosaic artist, teacher and administrator, working with Southbank Mosaics sinc...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Violette Szabo

Information Also at this site

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Morley Mosaics - KEW - Annie McCall

Dr Annie McCall, born 1859. Annie founded the Clapham Maternity Hospital and ...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Heather Rabbatts

Heather Rabbatts, born 1955. Heather was a Jamaican born British lawyer, busi...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Hester Thrale, born 1741. Hester was a colourful member of London society, no...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly, born 1954. Jude is a theatre director and producer with over 100 ...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Margaret Mellor

Margaret Mellor, born 1933. As a Waterloo resident Margaret has worked for th...

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