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City and Midland Bank - WW2 City and Midland Bank - war memorial

Monument: City and Midland Bank - WW2
War Memorial

Inscription

{On the plinth:}
1939 - 1945
Out of the depths of sorrow and sacrifice will be born again the glory of mankind.

Between the two lit sections is a bronze wreath with a large V made of a tasselled ribbon draped across the centre - all in bronze. It is in a WW1 style and very nice but behind glass and under very difficult lighting conditions, we could not capture it.

The quotation is the last line of a speech given by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, to the Allied Delegates at St. James's Place, London, 12 June 1941.

We can find little about this memorial on-line, not even the list of names.

Site: City and Midland Bank - war memorial (2 memorials)

E14, Canada Square, 8

From Upper Bank Street steps lead down to this covered walkway. In our photo the large white panel contains the names of the WW1 memorial. The WW2 memorial can be seen - the two lights to the right of the pillar. It is a very plain black cabinet: a plinth below and two lit pages of names above.

When eventually operational a nearby entrance to Crossrail will cause many people to walk past these memorials, and may also change their configuration.

The London City and Midland Bank became the Midland Bank in 1923. It went on to become part of HSBC, the Headquarters of which are nearby at 8 Canada Square. Both memorials were previously at the HSBC HQ in Leadenhall Street.

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City and Midland Bank - WW2

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World War 2

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City and Midland Bank - WW2

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Winston Churchill

Prime Minister 1940 - 45 and 1951 - 55. Born Blenheim Palace, near Woodstock,...

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City and Midland Bank - WW2

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City and Midland Bank - WW1

Statues flank this central panel. The bases of both are inscribed: Albert Tof...

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