Memorial

Winston Churchill Winston Churchill

Statue: Winston Churchill

{plaque on the front of the plinth:}
This statue, inaugurated 4 October 1967 by HRH Princess Margaret in the presence of HRH Prince Albert was erected at the initiative of the Belgo-British Union lead by Jacques Solvay, President, Count du Monceau de Bergendal, Vice-President, Etienne Gutt, Secr. Gal. and Alain Camu.

{plaque on the back of the plinth: See original text, above.}

Original inscription:

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Cette Statue
Inaugurée le 4 Octobre 1967
par S.A.R. la Princesse Margaret
en présence de S.A.R. le Prince Albert
a été érigée
à l'initiative de la Belgo-British Union
animée par
Jacques Solvay, Président,
Cte du Monceau de Bergendal, V.-Président,
Etienne Gutt, Secr. Gal. et Alain Camu.

{plaque on the back of the plinth:}
WINSTON CHURCHILL
WHEN EARS WERE DEAF AND TONGUES WERE MUTE,
YOU TOLD OF DOOM TO COME
WHEN OTHERS FINGERED ON THE FLUTE,
YOU THUNDERED ON THE DRUM

WHEN ARMIES MARCHED AND CITIES BURNED
AND ALL YOU SAID CAME TRUE,
THOSE WHO HAD MOCKED YOUR WARNINGS TURNED
ALMOST TOO LATE TO YOU

THEN DOUBT GAVE WAY TO GRIM BELIEF
AND THROUGH FIVE CRUEL YEARS
YOU GAVE US GLORY IN OUR GRIEF,
AND LAUGHTER THROUGH OUR TEARS

WHEN FINAL HONOURS ARE BESTOWED
AND LAST ACCOUNTS ARE DONE,
THEN SHALL WE KNOW HOW MUCH WAS OWED
BY ALL THE WORLD TO ONE.

DUFF COOPER

Bronze statue by Oscar Nemon.

Site: Winston Churchill (1 memorial)

1180, Rond-Point Churchill

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Subjects commemorated

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Winston Churchill

Born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, near Oxford. As Prime Minister led Britai...

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King Albert II

King from 1993

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Duff Cooper

Born Alfred. Duff was his mother's maiden name.

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Count du Monceau de Bergendal

Vice-President of Belgo-British Union

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Etienne Gutt

Secr. Gal. of Belgo-British Union

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