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France
Tours
Indre-et-Loire

Centre

Avenue André Malraux

Monument américain à Tours

Tours American Monument

(artist?)
1932

Tours /  Monument américain à Tours   Tours /  Monument américain à Tours

Description

Gilded statue of an American Indian holding an eagle - the symbols of America - on a octagonal column, standing in the center of a round basin. Around the column are four reliefs depicting allegorical figures representing the four principal divisions of the SOS (Services of Supply) organization: construction, distribution, procurement, administration and in the lower part eight coats of arms of French cities where important installations of the SOS were located: Tours, Brest, Saint-Nazaire, Le Mans, Is-sur-Tille, Nevers, Neufchateau, and Bordeaux.

Inscription(s)

Around the basin:

erected by the united states of america in grateful recognition of the achievements of the services of supply american expeditionary forces 1917-1918
érigé par les états-unis d'amérique en reconnaissance de l'oeuvre accomplie par les services de l'arrière des froces expéditionnaires américaines 1917-1918

a.d. 1932
american battle monuments commission
arthur loomis harmon architect

Annotation

The SOS headquarters was in Tours.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Eagle
  • Fountain
  • Indian
  • Procurement
  • War Memorial (France - WWII)
  • Location N 47°23'50" E 0°41'20"

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