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.
Signed: girardeau / sculp / 1983
Le 6 janvier 1943,
à l'appel de la Résistance,
s'opposèrent au départ
d'un train de requis pour
le travail obligatoire
vers l'Allemagne nazie
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.
- Yves Girardeau,
Sculptor in Montluçon.
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 46°20'17" - E 2°35'49") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: frau009; Photograph: 9 September 2011
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