Bust: Morley mosaics - KEW - Violette Szabo
Erection date: /7/2012
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.