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Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial
Belgian War Memorial

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The memorial, unveiled in October 1920, consists of a bronze figural group set on a rectangular stone base. The group depicts a mother, drapery-clad and with an elongated neck, urging two garland-bearing children forward. According to the sculptor, 'I designed the group representing Belgium as a woman draped in mourning, in the act of telling her children that Belgians will never forget their debt of gratitude to Great Britain.


Date

1918–1920

Medium

stone & bronze

Measurements

H 528 x W 1500 x D (?) cm

Accession number

WC2N_TJ_S014

Acquisition method

purchased by subscription

Work type

War memorial

Custodian

English Heritage

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

12th October 1920

Listing date

05/02/70

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

Victor Rousseau 1918

Inscription description

HONOUR JUSTICE; below central sculpture in stone plinth: TO / THE BRITISH NATION / FROM THE GRATEFUL PEOPLE OF BELGIUM / 1914 - 1918


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Located at

Victoria Embankment, Westminster

WC2N 6PB

The work is set on a recessed area, stepped back from the pavement.