Tom Murphy – Liverpool Sculptor
Liverpool Blitz Memorial - Tom Murphy's bronze, at St Nicholas church near Pier Head, depicts a mother with baby, calling her small son to leave his toy plane and seek shelter. 4,000 civilians were killed and 10,000 injured during WWII in Liverpool, the most-bombed city outside London. That death toll was the terrible price of Liverpool’s role in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was the port through which most shipping arrived in Great Britain, especially transatlantic aid from the US.