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Jeanne d'Arc - Monument aux morts

Joan of Arc - War memorial

Saint Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 1431)
national heroine of France, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
(Wikipedia)
Guillaume Meyer
1922

Murbach /  Jeanne d'Arc - Monument aux morts   Murbach /  Jeanne d'Arc - Monument aux morts

Description

Stone statue of Jeanne d'Arc as a virgin warrior in armour, standing with her right hand resting on a shield with her coat of arms and with her left hand she holds a standard.

Inscription(s)

a la memoire
des enfants de
MURBACH
tombes pendant
la guerre
1914-1918

with lists of the names of the victims of 1914-1918.

Promesse au St corneille
de la commune de Murbach

Annotation

The municipality had promised to build a chapel for Saint-Cornelius if they were not bombed during world war I. They were not bombed, but there was no money to build a chapel, for that reason the war memorial is dedicated to Saint Cornelius (Saint Corneille).

Jeanne d'Arc - Timeline

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 47°55'24" - E 7°9'26")

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