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Bust: Noor Inayat Khan bust

Erection date: 8/11/2012


{On the front of the plinth:}
Noor Inayat Khan, 1914 - 1944, GC, MBE, Croix de Guerre

Unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal on 8 November 2012

{On the right of the plinth:}
Noor Inayat Khan was an SOE agent infiltrated into occupied France. She was executed at Dachau Concentration Camp. Her last word was "Liberte".

{On the left of the plinth:}
Noor lived nearby and spent some quiet time in this garden.

{On the back of the plinth:}
The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret organisation set up by Winston Churchill to help resistance movements during WWII.

Installed by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust
Sculptor Karen Newman

The Guardian reports: "the first stand-alone memorial to an Asian woman in the UK" and elsewhere we read that it is "one of the few anywhere in the world to a Muslim woman. 

See Musee de la Resistance for more information on this memorial (in French).

Site: Noor Inayat Khan bust (1 memorial)

WC1, Gordon Square

Close to the house, 4 Taviton Street, where Khan lived as a child in 1914 and where she returned while training for the SOE during WW2.

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Information Subjects commemorated

Special Operations Executive (SOE)

Spies, basically (but see below), working for the UK in WW2. Formed by Church...

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Winston Churchill

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

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Noor Inayat Khan

WW2 spy and member of the French resistance.  A descendant of the 18th centur...

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Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust

Founded by Shrabani Basu who is the author of 'Spy Princess: The Life of Noor...

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Karen Newman

Sculptor. Born London in about 1953.

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