London, UK, images; statues and memorials – war memorials
” Designed by Canadian sculptor Pierre Granche and unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in 1994, this memorial pays tribute to the nearly one million Canadian and Newfoundland men and women who came to the United Kingdom to serve during the First and Second World Wars. In particular, it honours the more than 100,000 brave Canadians and Newfoundlanders who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace and freedom.”
“The monument, made of polished red granite from the Canadian Shield, is inset with bronze maple leaves arranged in a windswept pattern. Set at an incline, shimmering water flows over the monument creating the impression of maple leaves floating down a stream. In a reversal of the autumnal process, the leaves continue to gradually change from a deep brown to a bright green, the colour of spring, of youth and of regeneration.”
“The monument is divided into two sections representing Canadian and British participation in the two World Wars.
The compass rose in the middle orients the sculpture towards Halifax, Nova Scotia, the port from which most Canadians left for active service.” (Text and pictures from the public information point at the Canada Memorial, London)
Nearest Underground Station: Green Park Station