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Place Faidherbe

Louis Faidherbe

Lille 1818 - Paris 1889
French general, commanded the French army in the Battle of Bapaume, 3 January 1871
Louis Noël (1839) & Jules Déchin
A. Durenne (Paris)

Bapaume /  Louis Faidherbe   Bapaume /  Louis Faidherbe


Bronze statue



Signed: louis-noël 1891
a durenne
Fondeur a paris
(pedestal) P. TISON / ent.eur a arras


Inaugurated on September 27, 1891 and sculpted by Louis Noël. During the First World War, on September 29, 1916, the statue was requisitioned by the Germans, believing that it was bronze. The pedestal, pitted by shrapnel remained empty for 13 years. It was not until 1926 that the town decided to ask the sculptor Dechin to recreate the statue from the original plans. The new monument was inaugurated on August 18, 1929 by Paul Painlevé, then Minister of War.


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Location (N 50°6'13" - E 2°50'58")

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Item Code: frnp034; Photograph: 3 June 2012
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