Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Birmingham
West Midlands (county)

West Midlands

Centenary Square
(Hall of Memory)

Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services

Albert Toft

1924

Birmingham /  Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services   Birmingham /  Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services

Description

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial erected 1922-25 to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died in World War I. Around the hall are four bronze statues representing:
  1. the Army, man with gun and globe,
  2. the Navy, man with rope and steering wheel,
  3. the Air Force, a man with a propellor,
  4. Women's Services, a woman with a laurel wreath.

Birmingham - Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services
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Birmingham - Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services
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Birmingham - Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services
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Birmingham - Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services
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Signature

(Navy): albert toft sc.
(Army & Air Force): Albert Toft Sc. 1924 (Woman's service): albert toft sc. 1923

Birmingham - Army, Navy, Air Force, and Women's Services

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Air Force (allegory)
  • Army (allegory)
  • Globe
  • Man with globe
  • Navy (allegory)
  • Toft, Albert
  • War Memorial (UK - WWI)
  • Women's Services (allegory)
  • Location N 52°28'45" W 1°54'25"

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