For this episode of “Statues of Stature” we bring to you a true hero from both World Wars, 1st Viscount Slim. William Slim saw active service in both the First and Second world wars and was wounded in action three times. During the Second World War he led the 14th Army, the so-called “forgotten army” in the Burma campaign. From 1953 to 1959 he was Governor-General of Australia and is regarded by many Australians as an authentic war hero who had fought with the Anzacs at Gallipoli.
The statue of Slim pictured here, can be found in Whitehall, London outside the Ministry of Defence and was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. Created by Ivor Roberts-Jones, the statue is one of three of British Second World War military leaders (the others being Alan Brooke and Montgomery) within this area.
Contributor & Photography: Alexandra Pinhorn
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