Bronze statue of a woman spreading her mourning veil and stretching our her hand to the name of the town of Cherbourg. The figure symbolizes the Mother Country as well as Peace. It stands in the center of a semi-circular wall with plaques with names. Below the statue is a bronze plaque with the Cherbourg coat-of-arms.
Plaque in the pavement:
la VILLE de
a ses enfants
MORTS pour la FRANCE
aux marins de
8 juin 1912
A. DESCATOIRE sculpt.
cire PERDUE SIOT-DECAUVILLE | fondr paris
(text plaque) cire perdu L. GATTI fondeur
War memorial - list of names
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- Alexandre Descatoire (Douai 1874 - Marquette-lez-Lille 1949),
Sources & Information
Location (N 49°37'55" - W 1°37'1")
Item Code: frbn100; Photograph: 7 August 2015
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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