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France
Montluçon
Allier

Auvergne

Avenue Marx Dormoy

Montluçonnais résistants

Resistance from citizens of Montluçon

Yves Girardeau
1983

Montluçon /  Montluçonnais résistants   Montluçon /  Montluçonnais résistants

Description

Monument consisting of two monoliths, one with high relief of five citizens of Montluçon, the other with a two-dimensional depiction of a steam locomotive made from metal plates. Between both monoliths a stone sculpture of a woman is lying on railroad tracks.

Inscription(s)

Signed: girardeau / sculp / 1983

Information Sign

Le 6 janvier 1943,
à l'appel de la Résistance,
les MONTLUÇONNAIS
s'opposèrent au départ
d'un train de requis pour
le travail obligatoire
vers l'Allemagne nazie

Annotation

On 6 January 1943, on the call of the Resistance, the citizens of Montluçon refused to being transported for forced labor in Nazi Germany. This monument commemorates that fact.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 46°20'17" - E 2°35'49")

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