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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)
28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.
The location of this glorious French naked lady statue.
Location: Henley's Corner, Finchley
Description: This glorious naked female statue by E. Guillaume jubilantly celebrates the victory of the French and British at the Battle of the Marne in 1915 in the First World War. This was the battle that possibly saved France and Britain from defeat in the war.
It was presented to Finchley Urban Council by Viscount Ruthermere on 20th October 1927.