Memorials of Malta & to the Women of World War II (London - England)

Just before you enter the Tower Bridge, is the All Hallows Church. Just in front of the All Hallows Church, is this stone. Its called the Malta Memorial. 
 
During World War II, Malta was under the protection of England. Malta was surrounded by the Axis Forces, and it became the most bombed place in the history of the war. Only side free was the coastal side through which Britain and the Allied powers incl America, Canada, Australia etc, with great cost, with great efforts of its own citizens, protected Malta. 
In the summer of 1942, the Allied forces, did their final attempt to save Malta and on 15th Aug, the siege was broken. This stone is from Malta and was gifted by the Maltese Govt as a present, to thank all the Allied forces that defended Malta.

At a walkable distance from the BigBen is The Cenotaph where there's a memorial for the Women of World War II. This is a 22ft tall bronze sculpture in the median of the road unveiled in 2005, by Queen Elizabeth. This has 17 different uniforms hung on it which represents the 17 different services, like Land Army uniform, Royal Navy uniform, Nursing cape, Canteen overalls, Police overcoat, welding mask, etc which were done by women during WWII. 
Walking ahead from the Cenotaph, is the HouseHold Cavalry Museum. I did not visit the Museum yet; however, at its entrance were these soldiers on horses with a very very interesting board beside. It was impossible for me to not click a pic there!!!

Bhushavali N

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13 comments:

  1. Memorials are always nice to go to. Some have stories engraved and it's always nice to read them. A lot of men and women gave their lives for the world that we have now. Good to know they are honored until today.

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  2. Malta has a lot of memories from the previous wars. It's a heritage site and a home of a lot of heroes.

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  3. I haven't been to Malta before but this memorial looks so nice! It's amazing to see people that are being honored! x

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  4. Malta is one of those European countries that sound so exotic for someone from Asia. My friend has been there though, so that means it is possible for me to visit this country too someday. I hope and pray.

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  5. i didn't know about all these history about malta! thanks for sharing such valuable information! pardon my ignorance, but i actually didn't even know there's such a place!

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  6. I don't know much about the history of other countries during WWII. So I thank you for sharing this piece of information about Malta and on how the people paid their respect to the countries that protected them.

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  7. I like visiting places with rich history so tourists get to appreciate not only the view but also the background story behind each monument and building. The stone looks huge!

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  8. This is a new information for me. i did not know about this before and it's a great thing to know. thanks for informing us about this

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  9. such a lovely and historical place. i love going to places with a lot of stories to learn.

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  10. Nice place with great history. Thanks for sharing these info anout the ww2 history in Malta. All.places has ita own story and history to know

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  11. Such a wonderful memorial dedicated to the women of WWII. I didn't know such a thing exists because normally memorials are only erected for men .... thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is just beautiful, to honor the women of WWII is really wonderful! I cant wait to go to Europe and this is definitely in my list of places to visit.

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