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Belgium's Gratitude Belgium's Gratitude

Monument: Belgium's Gratitude

Erection date: 12/10/1920


{To each side there is a, seated stone figure. All the stone carving is quite weather-worn but it seems that these figures were quite abstract to start with.
The figure on the left points at a scroll and inscribed above is:}
The figure on the right clutches what might be board or large book and inscribed above is:}

{Under the central sculptural group:}
To the British nation from the grateful people of Belgium
1914 - 1918.

Present at the unveiling: Princess Clementine of Belgium, several members of the Royal Family, M. Delacroix - the Belgian Premier, Lord Curzon - the Foreign Secretary.

Site: Belgium's Gratitude (1 memorial)

WC2, Victoria Embankment

We thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the British Pathe news film of the unveiling.

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Belgium's Gratitude

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Belgium's gratitude for British Aid, WW1

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Belgium's Gratitude

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Sir Reginald Blomfield

Architect, garden designer and author. Born Devon. Followed his uncle, Sir Ar...

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