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Field Marshall Douglas Haig

Edinburgh 1861 - London 1928
British field marshall
Paul Landowski
Alexis Rudier Fondeur (Paris)

Montreuil-sur-Mer /  Field Marshall Douglas Haig   Montreuil-sur-Mer /  Field Marshall Douglas Haig


Equestrian statue.


1914 – 1918
ce monument a ete eleve
par souscription nationale
a la memoire illustre du
en souvenir de la collaboration des
armees britanniques et francaises et en
temoignage de l'amitie franco-britannique.

Signed: paul landowski
Alexis Rudier / Fondeur Paris


Upon the death of Douglas Haig in 1928, a subscription was set up by the townsfolk of Montreuil for the purpose of erecting an equestrian statue in memory of the Field Marshal and his penchant for riding through the Montreuil countryside on horseback. And after the removal of the statue during the German occupation in 1940 the people of Montreuil recovered the mould from the sculptor, Paul Landowski, and recast a new one.


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Item Code: frnp028; Photograph: 26 August 2011
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