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Monument: People of London

Erection date: 11/5/1999


{Inscribed on the top, in a spiral:}
In war resolution, in defeat defiance, in victory magnanimity, in peace goodwill.

{Inscribed on the outer edge:}
Remember before God the people of London 1939 - 1945.

Cut from a single block of Irish limestone. The quote was used by Churchill but actually written by Sir Edward Marsh in relation to WWI.
This commemorates the 30,000 Londoners who died in air raids. It was funded by readers of the Evening Standard which launched an appeal tied in with the 50th anniversary of VE Day in 1995. Unveiled by the Queen Mother.
Information from the magnificent "Public Sculpture of the City of London" by Philip Ward-Jackson.
For our close-up picture we have, unusually, used one from the sculptor's website showing the memorial when it was new and shiny.

Site: People of London (2 memorials)

EC4, St Paul's Churchyard

The small (6") brass pavement plaque is just to the north of the main memorial.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
People of London

Information Subjects commemorated

The Blitz

During WW2 Britain came under heavy bombing from Germany for 8 months, 1940-1...

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World War 2

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
People of London

Information Created by

Evening Standard

Founded as The Standard it was first printed at 5 New Bridge Street, Blackfri...

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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

In 1923 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (descended from the Royal House of Scotland...

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Richard Kindersley

Sculptor and lettering artist, following his father's David's path.  Other Lo...

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Sir Edward Marsh

Collector, sponsor and friend to a number of creative people. Also closely as...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
People of London

Information Also at this site

People of London - small plaque

This memorial, subscribed by readers of the Evening Standard, is dedicated to...

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