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Monument en mémoire des démineurs

Monument in memory of deminers

Joseph Rivière
1952

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle /  Monument en mémoire des démineurs   Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle /  Monument en mémoire des démineurs

Description

Sculpture of a falling man - l'Homme Projeté (Projected Man) - from polyester) in front of three arrows of nearly 11 m high, symbolizing the lighter mid S 35 Z at the origin of many victims.

Inscription(s)

AVX DEMINEVRS MORTS POVR LA FRANCE

a la memoire
des demineurs
morts
pour la france

Annotation

The monument is placed exactly on the border of the departements Territoire de Belfort (Commune de Lepuix-Gy) and Vosges (Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle). At the inauguration, the municipality of Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle became the owner of the monument. That's why it is listed here at that town.

Ballon d'Alsace

There are four four monuments on the Ballon d'Alsace, where three departments meet:
  1. Notre Dame du Ballon, in Haut-Rhin (almost on the border with Territoire de Belfort).
  2. Memorial for René Pottier, in Vosges
  3. Jeanne d'Arc, in Vosges (maybe 5 meters from the border with Territoire de Belfort).
  4. Monument en mémoire des démineurs, exactly on the border of Vosges and Territoire de Belfort
Here is a interactive map.

Sculptor

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Location (N 47°49'11" - E 6°50'5")

Item Code: frlo147; Photograph: 15 April 2012
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