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Monuments aux morts

War Memorials

artist unknown
1895 and c. 1920

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Description

Monument in three parts. The first is the monument for the war 1870-71, an obelisk, crowned by a vase, with on the front a relief of a mourning female figure with urban crown and a sword, representing the town of Crémieu, with on the sides names of the fallen. This monument dates from 1895.

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After the First World War to the obelisk were on both sides were added walls with the names of the fallen in that war, and in front of the obelisk a marble statue of a soldier with a dove in his hand, and at his feet a dead eagle. This monument was present in 1924 (post card).

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The third monument is a low 'table' in front of both other monuments, with a.o. the inscription 'ils sont morts pour que vive la france'.

Inscription(s)

Obelisk
monument
élevé
par souscription
publique
a la mémoire
des soldats du
canton de crémieu
morts pour la patrie
1870-71
Érigé sur l'initiative
de la société des combattants
du canton de crémieu

Soldier
Aux Enfants
de
CREMIEU
Morts
pour la Liberte

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Old Postcard(s)

   
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Location (N 45°43'30" - E 5°14'49")

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Item Code: frra158; Photograph: 13 August 2018
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