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Blitz, the National Firefighters Memorial

the men and women of the Fire Service who gave their lives to defend the country during the Second World War
John W. Mills
1991

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Description

Sculpture depicting three firemen, a sub-officer and two branch-men, working as a team to put out a fire. The sub-officer is based on Cyril Demarne, fire officer in the Second World War and initiator of the monument. The two branch-men are based on a photograph taken in Cannon Street in 1941.

The sculpture stands on an octagonal plinth, wich shows reliefs of two female firefighters. Originally, the plinth carriend the names of 1,027 firefighters who had died. In 2003 the plinth was doubled in height and 1,192 names were added of firefighters who died in action during peacetime.

London - Blitz, the National Firefighters Memorial

Inscription(s)

«BLITZ»
THE HEROES
WITH GRIMY FACES
winston churchill

IN HONOUR AND MEMORY
OF THOSE FIREFIGHTERS WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
DEFENCE OF THE NATION
1939-1945

this monument was commissioned
by the founder master of the
guild of firefighters supported
by public and service donations
MCMXC

sculptor: john w mills arca frbs


the united kingdom
firefighters national memorial
this memorial was re-dedicated and unveiled on the 16th september 2003 by

HRH The Princel Royal
(patron to the firefighters memorial charitable trust)


this memorial was unveiled
by her majesty queen elizabeth
the queen mother on 4 may 1991

The original concept for this memorial was that of
C.T. DEMARNE O.B.E.

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 51°30'46" - W 0°5'54")

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