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Foix
Ariège

Midi-Pyrénées

Cours Gabriel Fauré

Monument de la Résistance

Monument for the Resistance

Henri Proszynski
1948

Foix /  Monument de la Résistance   Foix /  Monument de la Résistance

Description

Monument in the shape of a belltower with in front of it a stone statue of a woman with broken chains at her feet. On the pedestal of the statue is a bronze portrait medallion of Irénée Cros.

Inscription(s)

l'ariège avx morts
de la résistance

(portrait medaillon)

et aux martyrs
de la déportation


monvment érigé par svbvention
dv conseil général de l'ariège
et par sovscription pvbliqve

Signed: (statue and medaillon) proszynski

Annotation

Irénée Cros (Courniou, Hérault, 1887 - Foix 1943), resistance fighter, chief of the MUR Ariège, assassinated in Foix December 14, 1943. He was successively Director of Works of the city of Foix, Inspector of Technical Education, and Architect of the Département. He hHoused Allied officers and resistance fighters. His 'Nom de guerre' was 'Calmette'.

Sculptor

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Location (N 42°57'50" - E 1°36'26")

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