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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Statues & Plaques in the Mall
A great spot to find lots of fabulous history and heritage
Location: The Mall
Description: If you go down the mall on the left side going away from Buckingham Palace you will come to the statue of the Queen Mother with King George VI statue behind her.
About 30 metres behind him is Carlton Gardens.
At number 4 there are 2 plaques.One is blue and states that General de Gaulle started the French fighting force from this address.
The other is written in French and is telling all French people never to give in as we will all be victorious.
Opposite the house is a statue of General de Gaulle himself