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Great Britain
Dover
Kent

South East England

Queen Elisabeth Road - Dover Castle

Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

London 1883 - Toussus-le-Noble, France, 1945
British admiral during the Second World War; important contributor in the field of amphibious warfare, and responsible for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940
(Wikipedia)
Stephen Melton
2000

Dover /  Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay   Dover /  Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

Description

Bronze statue of admiral Ramsay staring out to sea, towards Dunkirk, with his right hand in his pocket and his left holding a telescope. Relief panels on the plinth depict the Dunkirk evacuation and the Normandy landings.

Dover - Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay Dover - Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

The paving in front of the statue shows a map of English Channel and the D-Day beaches.

Dover - Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay Dover - Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

Inscription(s)

In memory of
ADMIRAL SIR BERTRAM RAMSAY
KCB KBE MVO 1883 - 1945
VICE ADMIRAL DOVER 1939-42
C-in-C Allied Naval Expeditionary Force
June 1944 and of all those who died in the
Dunkirk and Normandy operations

I ploughed a passage through the foam,
Dunkirk and Deal - Dieppe and Dover,
I brought the flower of Britain home
And took the fruit of freedom over

A P Herbert

Signature

melton 2000

Annotation

Unveiled 10 November 2000

Dover - Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°7'36" E 1°19'26"

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