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Monument américain à Tours

Tours American Monument

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Tours /  Monument américain à Tours   Tours /  Monument américain à Tours


Gilded statue of an American Indian holding an eagle - the symbols of America - on a octagonal column, standing in the center of a round basin. Around the column are four reliefs depicting allegorical figures representing the four principal divisions of the SOS (Services of Supply) organization: construction, distribution, procurement, administration and in the lower part eight coats of arms of French cities where important installations of the SOS were located: Tours, Brest, Saint-Nazaire, Le Mans, Is-sur-Tille, Nevers, Neufchateau, and Bordeaux.


Around the basin:

erected by the united states of america in grateful recognition of the achievements of the services of supply american expeditionary forces 1917-1918
érigé par les états-unis d'amérique en reconnaissance de l'oeuvre accomplie par les services de l'arrière des froces expéditionnaires américaines 1917-1918

a.d. 1932
american battle monuments commission
arthur loomis harmon architect


The SOS headquarters was in Tours.


Sources & Information


  • Country: France
  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Eagle
  • Fountain
  • Indian
  • Procurement
  • War Memorial (France - WWII)
  • Locatie (N 47°23'50" - E 0°41'20") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: frce031; Photograph: 30 August 2011
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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