|The Embassy in Grosvenor Square: American Ambassadors
to the United Kingdom, 1938-2008
|Quiz #478 Results
|Answers to Quiz #478- May 31, 2015
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Megan Neilsen Arthur Hartwell
Elaine C. Hebert Felicia Rodrigues
Gus Marsh Winnifred Evans
Janice M. Sellers Jon Edens
Marcelle Comeau Leon Stuckenschmidt
Cindy Costigan Rebecca Bare
Roger Lipsett Joshua Kreitzer
Beth Long Maggie Gould
Reg Brown Margaret Paxton
Collier Smith Tony Knapp
Ellen Welker Judy Pfaff
Grace Hertz and Mary Turner
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|Britain Honors a Lost Friend
See the Pathe newsreel of the unveiling of the FDR Memorial at:
explore the role played
by the American
Embassy in London and
the US Ambassador to
the Court of St James's,
not only in bilateral
UK-US relations, but
also in wider
international issues over
the years the Embassy
has been in Grosvenor
Square. This volume
covers the period from
1938 to 2008,
effectively the lifespan
of what has often been
termed "the special
relationship," from its
birth in the Second
World War, through the
challenges of the Cold
|War to the present day.
Debates about the "specialness" of the relationship in the post-war
context are key, as are discussions about the impact of the
development and demise of the "Cold War," the ongoing impact of
European integration, the influence of nuclear weapons and NATO,
and wider economic, cultural, demographic and environmental
forces that have shaped the transatlantic relationship to arguably
form the basis of a new model of "transatlantic diplomacy."
|Britain's Memorial to Franklin Roosevelt
On the front (south facing) of the plinth:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On the base of the statue:
W-Reid Dick, 1947
The statue’s pillar is at the centre of a
raised platform with a low stand at each
corner. On the top of each a date is
carved, clockwise from south-west corner:
These are the dates of the
four Presidential elections that he won.
On either side of this platform there is a
paved area with seating and a fountain at
the centre. Carved into the walls of these
area are the phrases:
Freedom from want.
Freedom from fear.
Freedom of speech.
Freedom to worship.
|The Chicago Tribune
|1947 Europe from a Duffel Bag
by Charles Cutting
How Tony Solved the Puzzle
|On looking at this picture the first person I noticed was Eleanor
Roosevelt, then Queen Elizabeth II on the far left [before she was
queen], the young woman behind her is probably her younger
sister, Margaret Rose. The woman at the far right is Elizabeth,
Queen Consort of England (1936 -1952), known as the Queen
Mother until her death in 2002. The man to her left is British Prime
Minister Clement Attlee. The next woman (from right to left) is
Eleanor Roosevelt who appears to be talking to Mary, the queen
consort of George V, who was Queen of England from 1910 to
1936, and grandmother to Queen Elizabeth II. [found info for the
queens by searching "queens of England" and went to
britroyals.com and then to wikipedia]
2. On looking at the picture I concluded that it was probably for the
dedication of the statue in the background. Since there were
American flags and Eleanor Roosevelt was present, it seemed
logical that the statue was of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The military in the far backgorund had British dress uniforms,
probably royal guards so it seemed logical that the place was
Searched google images for "dedication of F D R monument
London", clicked on an image for what appeared to be a booklet
cover that brought me to the US Embassy in London website which
gave the date of the dedication as April 12, 1948.
3. This question was a little tricky. When i searched the images for
"FDR memorial dedication London" it didn't bring up the image. So
I searched the web using the same terms and went to a site for
British Pathe films where it called the occasion as the "unveiling" of
the FDR memorial in London. So I searched "unveiling of FDR
memorial London" in Google images and the first image was your
picture which was on yooniqimages.com. The name to which the
image was attributed was "Mary Evans/National Magazines" which
I searched for on the web. One of the results was the qoute: "Note.
to. the. Cover. Front Cover: This image of the unveiling of the
Franklin Roosevelt Memorial from Mary Evans/National magazines,
first appeared in The ..." from a book:
"The Embassy in Grosvenor Square: American Ambassadors to the
United Kingdom ..." This brought me to google books where on
Page xii of the book it gave where the front cover image first
appeared: "The Queen Magazine" 28 April 1948.