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Monument: Women in WW2

Erection date: 9/7/2005

Inscription

{Low on each long side:}
The women of World War II

{On a plaque attached to the south side:}
This memorial was raised to commemorate the vital work done by over seven million women during World War II.
Funded by the charity Memorial to the Women of World War II and supported by National Heritage Memorial Fund.

{On a plaque attached to the north side:}
Unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen, 9th July 2005 

 

The typeface used on the sides of the monument replicates that used in war-time ration books. The unveiling was one of the ceremonies to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2 and included a fly-past of military helicopters flown by all-female crews. And the whole thing went off without a single crash - amazing.

Site: Women in WW2 (1 memorial)

SW1, Whitehall

The shape of this monument was inspired by that of the cenotaph up the road.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Women in WW2

Information Subjects commemorated

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Women's work in WW2

The vital work done by over seven million women during World War II.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Women in WW2

Information Created by

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Memorial to the Women of World War II

A York-based group of volunteers set up to raise funds for the memorial in Wh...

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National Heritage Memorial Fund

From their website: "The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set-up in...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on t...

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John W. Mills

Sculptor.  Born London. Has also designed a number of British coins.

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