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France
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Place du 8 mai 1945

La France rompant ses chaînes

France Breaking its Chains

François Émile Popineau & Marcel Courbier
1951/1993

Bourges /  La France rompant ses chaînes   Bourges /  La France rompant ses chaînes

Description

Stone monument. Two large 'wings' standing upright with a statue of a woman (France) with broken chains in front of it, on the back side a relief of a resistance fighter with a gun.

Inscription(s)

a la
RESISTANCE
1940
nee dans la
clandestinite
a l'appel dv
general de gavlle
la resistance
sovleve
la france
1944
liberation
dv territoire
par les forces de
resistance
jointes a
l'armee française
et a nos allies

Signed: e.f. popineau / 1950
fernand rolin / architecte paysagiste / f. emile popineau

Jean Moulin

In 1993 a commemorative plaque with a bronze portrait medaillon of Jean Moulin was added. The text is:
27 mai 1943 - 27 mai 1993
50eme Anniversaire
de la Premiere reunion clandestine du
Conseil National de la Résistance
sous la presidence de Jean Moulin
délégué du Général de Gaulle
The portrait is inscribed: 1899-1943 jean moulin and signed: m. courbier

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°4'47" E 2°23'58"

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