Women of World War II Memorial

Women of World War II Memorial

Women of World War II Memorial
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Neighborhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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  • Charing Cross • 4 min walk
  • Embankment • 5 min walk
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,521 contributions
Apr 2021
It is very good that there is a memorial to the contributions made by women during World War II as whilst the men were fighting the women had to take over and do the jobs that (at the time) were normally men's work.

The women kept the country running so the men had something to come back to.

If you would like to visit this monument it is located in Whitehall in the middle of the road and quite close to the entrance to Downing Street. Well worth checking out to pay tribute to.
Written April 6, 2021
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,552 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Momument depicting many body types and be the clothing represented occupations the women honored would have held during the war.
It is in the middle of the road in Whitehall if in a hurry you may miss it, a backward glance since we were moving in a crowd revealed the monument. Pictures uploaded.
Written August 23, 2016
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Gussy1dog
Northwich, UK1,207 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
It took a long long time for the women of the second world war, to have a monument built in their name! A little down the road from the Cenotaph in Whitehall where it stands in all its glory. Hats off to all those brave ladies!
Written June 19, 2016
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,175 contributions
Aug 2019
On Whitehall there is plenty of room for this latest memorial which was unveiled in the last 15 years, a worth item to see.
Written August 18, 2019
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,069 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
In July, 2005, Queen Elizabeth unveiled this interesting monument to the Women of World War II. It is a 22 ft.-high bronze sculpture showing the uniforms and working clothes worn by women during the war. It was sculpted by John W. Mills. You can’t miss this statue as it sits in the middle of the street on Whitehall near Downing Street. Free – Tube Station: Westminster
Written July 14, 2016
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sms74
Columbus, OH119 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
I know my opinion is different from most here. This is just my perspective.

I spend a great deal of time documenting how women are represented in the public sphere. This memorial is worth seeing, but in a very disappointing way. It is situated in the middle of the road where everyone passes by without a thought to the sacrifices women made in WWII. When I told a friend (who had lived in London for years) about the memorial and where it was, she was shocked. She walked passed there going to school nearly every day and never noticed it. A rather sad metaphor.

Further, rather than showing the women in their glory - actually doing something heroic like all the statues of men, the women get their various uniforms hung on the sides of black rectangle. One has to see the atrocity to truly appreciate how bad it is. 

All complaining aside, it is important to see it. We all need to start setting women in the public sphere. 
Written May 27, 2015
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Sujata410
Owings Mills, MD925 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Unveiled in 2005 by the Queen, this is a very evocative memorial that reminds us of the many roles women played in helping to win WW II. While it is one of many memorials along Whitehall, I feel that it’s one of more touching ones.
Written February 23, 2020
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Jill O
Edinburgh, UK85 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I was strolling down Whitehall on a recent visit to London and, after passing The Cenotaph, was surprised to see a large black monument in the middle of the road. I had not heard this had been unveiled last decade so it was completely new to me. I was dumbfounded as to what it was and to whom it was dedicated until I drew level with it and saw the inscription. I was very shocked to see this: commemorating the very brave work of all those supportive women by clothes hanging up on pegs. As my late mother was one of these women I cannot think she would have been impressed. At first it was hard to make out what the clothes were and for an awful moment I thought they were bodies hanging up. Is this the best that could be thought of? I can appreciate the skill of the sculptor ... but what a lame idea. Those women deserved better.
Written July 30, 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
This memorial at Whitehall commemorates the vital work done by over seven million women during WWII. This dark memorial with bronze reliefs of servicewomen's clothing and protective costumes, appearing as if they have been hung up at the end of a working day. An interesting addition to the memorials in the area.
Written June 1, 2017
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MG051977
Cape Town Central, South Africa219 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
My gran served as a military nurse during the Allied campaign in Libya, Egypt, Israel and Italy. Living in South Africa, we do commemorations but it is wonderful to have a place where you can go and see that these brave women are thought of, thanked and remembered. I was truly humbled.

It is in a busy street, down the road from Downing Street, but rightly so, they are heroes and deserve to be the centre of attention
Written April 7, 2017
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