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France
Verdun
Meuse

Lorraine

Place de la Nation

Monument aux morts de 1914-18

War Memorial 1914-18

Claude Grange & Mathieu Forest
1928

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Description

The monument stands for the famous motto of Verdun 1916 "You shall not pass !": five soldiers of various arms stand side by side and form a wall against which the onslaught of the enemy has to be stopt. On the base of both sides of a cross of war, are engraved the names of the fallen at Verdun in France in both world wars.

Information Sign

ce monument
oeuvre de Forest, Architecte,
et de Grange, Sculpteur,
Symbolise la célèbre devise
de Verdun 1916
on ne passe pas
cinq soldats de différentes armes
au coude à coude, forment un mur
contre lequel est venu se briser
l'assaut de l'ennemi.
Ce monument a été erigé à
la mémoire des Enfants de Verdun
morts pour la France.

Annotation

Inaugurated 1 November 1928.

Sculptors

Tags

Location N 49°9'44" E 5°23'16"

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