Battle of Britain Monument Victoria Embankment

Battle of Britain Monument at Victoria Embankment in London

Young airmen scrambling to their airplanes at the Battle of Britain

Young airmen scrambling to their airplanes at the Battle of Britain 1940

The Battle of Britain took place from 10th July -31st October 1940. The outcome of WWII would have turned out differently had the Germans won.

Winston Churchill

NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW.”
Winston Churchill, 20 August 1940

In 2014, at one of the times I have taken part in the Royal Park Foundation Half marathons in London, I suddenly saw a glimpse of this impressive monument at the running route along the Thames. Later that day after the race, we walked via White Hall to Parliament Square, Westminster Bridge and further on to Victoria Embankment to see it and to take the photos.

Monument for the Woman of World War II at Whitehall, Downing Street

Monument for the Woman of World War II at Whitehall, Downing Street

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940. The observers were indispensable

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940. Women helped to listen for the incoming German air attacks

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

A scene at the monument of the Battle of Britain in 1940

St Paul's Cathedral must be saved during the Blitz

St Paul’s Cathedral must be saved during the Blitz

A scene from the Battle of Britain Monument

A scene from the Battle of Britain Monument

Next time in London, I will get all of the scenes from this war memorial from 2005 by sculptor Paul Day.

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