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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
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.