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Ferdinand Foch Equestrian Statue, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria, London

Ferdinand Foch Equestrian Statue.

Ferdinand Foch Equestrian Statue, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria, London

Grade II* Listed Memorial.

Designed by the sculptor Georges Malissard (1877-1942), it is a replica of the original which was unveiled in 1928 at Mount Cassel, between Lille & Calais. Lord Askwith suggested the English tribute. The Duke of Westminster agreed it could be sited at the northern end of his land at Grosvenor Gardens. However, when Malissard came over to England to view the site insisted that the Ferdinand Foch Equestrian Statue should be situated at the southern end, where Frenchman arriving at Victoria Station would see it.

“I am conscious of having served England as I served my own Country.” Thus states the inscription on the side of this memorial. Foch is the only French military commander to have been made an honorary field-marshal in the British Army.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 29 Feb 2020
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/7.1
  • 1/250 Sec
  • ISO 200

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