War Memorials in London of special interest:
On 11 November 2008 the last three surviving British veterans of World War 1 attended the wreath laying service at the Cenotaph. It marked the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. Henry Allingham was 112, Harry Patch was 110 and Bill Stone was 108. (Picture below)
29 Russell Square WC1
For the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide. Tours of the library are held on Tuesdays 1.00 pm - 1.40 pm. The tours are free of charge and do not need to be booked in advance.
Tube: Goodge Street
Bethnal Green disaster 1943
On the 3rd of March 1943 nearly 2000 people had made their way to the Bethnal Green Tube Station Shelter because of an air-raid Alert. 178 people were killed in what followed..
Read more here.
A government enquiry was later convened, but it was kept quiet until the end of the war to avoid propaganda for the enemy and loss of morale for the country.
Sandhurst Road School Disaster
The Sandhurst Road School Disaster was an air raid on a school in Minard Road, Catford, south east London on Wednesday, 20 January, 1943. A German fighter-bomber dropped a 500 kg bomb on the school at 12.30 pm, killing 32 children and six staff and injuring another 60 people.
The Firefighters Memorial is located at a symbolic site on the south side of St. Paul´s Cathedral.Remembering firemen and firewomen who served in the London Region in World War II and commemorating those who died.
The Memorial Statue of Winston Churchill can be seen in Parliament Square.
Situated just off the Mall in London, close to both the heart of British government and monarchy, lies the country's only memorial to a Nazi.'Giro', the Nazi in question, was in fact a pet terrier and was brought to Britain by the German ambassador Leopold von Hoesch in 1932.
There are War Rooms under Whitehall,where Churchill held cabinet meetings and slept but he also had another bunker, 40 feet below ground in sleepy Brook Road, Neasden in north-west London.
The bunker is now owned by a housing association and usually open to the public twice a year.
After the war stretchers were used for building fences! A good example of recycling. You can find one in front of the estate opposite Kennington Park by the Oval. (Just South of Vauxhall Bridge).
Fighter plane from WWII discovered in central London. See video below..
The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial
Close to Oxford Street at 32 Cumberland Place.
Assassination of Heydrich
The assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich was planned at 3 - 8 Porchester Gate, Bayswater Road. The Czechoslovak Government Military Intelligence Service was located here during WWII.