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Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)
Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)

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A portrait bust of Noor Inayat Khan showing her serene looking face and the top half of her chest wearing a blouse. The bust is placed on an upright plinth mounted on a square base.
Title

Noor Inayat Khan (1914–1944)

Date

2012

Medium

bronze & slate

Accession number

NW1_CRH_S050

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust

Work type

Bust

Owner

Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust

Custodian

Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

8th November 2012

Access

time restrictions apply

Access note

Garden opening times.

Inscription description

south west face, on black granite pedestal with incised white painted letters: NOOR / INAYAT KHAN / 1914 - 1944 / G.C., M.B.E. / Croix de Guerre / Unveiled by / HRH The Princess Royal / on 8 November 2012; north east face, on black granite pedestal with incised white painted letters: Noor Inayat Khan / was an SOE agent / infiltrated into / occupied France. / She was executed / at Dachau / Concentration Camp. / Her last word was / "LIBERTE"; north west face, on black granite pedestal with incised white painted letters: Noor lived nearby / and spent / some quiet time / in this garden.; north east face, on black granite pedestal with incised white painted letters: The Special Operations / Executive (SOE) / was a secret / organisation set up / by Winston Churchill / to help / Resistance movements / during WWII. / Installed by the / Noor Inayat Khan / Memorial Trust / Sculptor / Karen Newman

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Located at

Gordon Square, Bloomsbury

WC1H 0PD

Located inside the railings at the north-east corner of Gordon Square.