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Monument Américain de la Côte 204

American Monument on Hill 204

Alfred Bottiau
1937

Château-Thierry /  Monument Américain de la Côte 204   Château-Thierry /  Monument Américain de la Côte 204

Description

The memorial is situated upon Hill 204 and commands a wide view of the valley of the Marne River. It commemorates the achievements of United States forces that fought in the region during World War I.

Two stone pylons mark the entrance to the memorial from Highway D1003. The monument consists of a double colonnade rising above a long terrace, as designed by Paul Philippe Cret. On its west facade are sculptured figures representing the United States and France. On its east facade is a map showing American military operations that took place in the region and an orientation table pointing out the significant battle sites.

Inscription(s)

ce monument a été érigé par
les états-unis d'amérique
pour commémorer les combats de leurs troupes
et celles de la france
dans cette région pendant la grande guerre
il perpétue
le souvenir de la fraternité d'armes
qui unissait les forces
françaises et américaines

this monument has been erected by
the united states of america
to commemorate the services of her troops
and those of france
who fought in this region
during the world war
it stands as a lasting symbol of the
friendship and cooperation
between the french and american armies

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°2'30" - E 3°22'17")

Item Code: frpi083; Photograph: 15 October 2017
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