Dedicated to the American dead of the second world war, a memorial chapel will be consecrated in St.
Dedicated to the American dead of the second world war, a memorial chapel will be consecrated in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, November 26.
The service will be attended by the Queen and Mr. Nixon, U.S. Vice President, representing Mr. Eisenhower.
The chapel will house a Roll of Honour containing the names of the 28,000 members of the U.S.A. forces based on Britain who were killed in the war.
All the money for the chapel, none of which came from America, was raised in Britain by the American Memorial Fund Committee (President the Archbishop of Canterbury - chairman Lord Bailleu).
Outstanding features of the chapel are the windows and wood carvings. The symbolism of both has been devised to weave the theme of an American Memorial with the central beliefs of Christians. The insignia of the States of the Union are round the borders of the windows and form a frame for the religious representations of the centres. The basic theme is of victory through sacrifice and life through death.