A Midland Second World War hero dubbed "the British Schindler" for helping thousands of Jews escape Germany has been honoured in his home town.
Frank Foley used his official job at the British Embassy in Berlin to issue visas to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. He is believed to have saved about 10,000 Jews.
Major Foley lived most of his life in Stourbridge and died in 1958. He is buried at Stourbridge Crematorium and has been honoured by the town with a plaque at the entrance to Mary Stevens Park.
Now an 8ft-high Portland stone statue has been unveiled in his birthplace of Highbridge, Somerset, to provide a permanent tribute to him there.
David Rothenberg, vice-chairman of the Association of Jewish Refugees, which partly funded the statue, said: " Without his bravery and initiative, many more people would have been trapped in Germany and would inevitably have lost their lives.
"On the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War we take this opportunity to reflect on the enormous impact one individual can make."
Major Foley was posted to Berlin in the early 1920s by the Secret Intelligence Service, the predecessor of MI6. After Adolf Hitler rose to power in 1933, Major Foley used his job as the embassy's passport control officer to issue the necessary paperwork to Jews to leave Germany for sanctuary - often bending rules under which London was trying to limit Jewish migration to British-ruled Palestine.
Described as a deeply religious Catholic, Major Foley also went into concentration camps to secure the release of Jewish prisoners, and sheltered Jews in his own home until they could leave the country. The new statue was commissioned in 2000 on behalf of the Foley Committee, which has also erected a plaque outside the house in which he was born.
Local volunteers raised more than £25,000 for the statue, which depicts Major Foley stamping the visa of an anonymous Jewish refugee. The statue now stands in front of Highbridge community centre.
Last year, a plaque was unveiled at the British Embassy in Berlin to Major Foley, who died in 1973.
Calling him "a true British hero", British Ambassador Sir Peter Torry said: "Without diplomatic immunity, at considerable personal risk to himself, this unassuming man chose to follow his conscience."