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Smuts statue Smuts statue

Statue: Smuts statue

Erection date: 7/11/1956

Inscription

{On the front of the South African granite plinth and repeated on the back:}
Ian Christian Smuts, 1870 - 1950

Winston Churchill wanted to unveil this statue but illness prevented.

Site: Smuts statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Parliament Square

We thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the British Pathe news film of the unveiling. 2014: Jamie writes: "Pathe are currently misidentifying the man unveiling the statue - it's not Herbert Morrison, but William Morrison, (I've told them about it)."

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Smuts statue

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Jan Christian Smuts

South African Prime Minister (1919-1924 and 1939-1948).   Initially a vocal s...

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Sir Jacob Epstein

Sculptor and painter, renowned for producing controversial works of art that ...

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