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Monument de la Reconciliation

Monument of Reconciliation

Philippe Chambault
Fonderie Cornille-Havard (Villedieu-les-Poêles)
1995

Clermont-en-Argonne /  Monument de la Reconciliation   Clermont-en-Argonne /  Monument de la Reconciliation

Description

Monument from reinforced concrete, consisting of two branches, one smooth and one striated, which represent and differentiate the two nations: Germany and France. The branches meet at the top to show the union of the two countries. At this intersection is a medallion with a double portrait of Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) and Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), circumscribed reconciliation franco-allemande. The monument is erected by the association "Les témoins de l'Histoire à la RATP" (RATP = Régie autonome des transports parisiens).

The monument was inaugurated on 20 May 1995 in the presence of Pierre Messmer, President of the Charles de Gaulle Foundation, Maurice Schumann, Jacques Chirac, Mayor of Paris, Jean-Paul Bailly, President and CEO of the Rचgie Autonome des Transports Parisiens, Colette Horel, prefect of the Meuse, Christian Debril, president of the association "Les témoins de l'Histoire à la RATP", Michel Ruffin, senator of the Meuse and mayor of Clermont-en-Argonne, Dr. Immo Stabreit, ambassador of Germany in Paris as well as many elected representatives of Meuse and Lorraine and presidents of patriotic associations.

Inscription(s)

Charles de GAULLE et Konrad ADENAUER
signent le traite de cooperation franco-allemand de 22 janvier 1963

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"MONUMENT DE LA RECONCILIATION"
dû à l'initiative de Christian DEBRIL, Président des "Combattants de la r.a.t.p."
inaugure le 20 Mai 1995 (cinquantenaire de l'Armistice du 8 Mai 1945)
Par Monsieur Michel RUFIN, Sénateur de la Meuse, Maire de Clermont-en-Argonne
CORNILLE_HAVARD VILLEDIEU

Signature

monogram PHC (or PCH).

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°6'12" - E 5°3'35")

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