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France
Bapaume
Pas-de-Calais

Nord - Pas-de-Calais

Place Faidherbe
(Hôtel de Ville)

Monument Tailliandier-Briquet

Albert Tailliandier and Raoul Briquet
elected representatives of the departement of Pas-de-Calais, trapped and killed by an explosion in the Bapaume town hall on 25 March 1917
Augustin Lesieux
1934

Bapaume /  Monument Tailliandier-Briquet   Bapaume /  Monument Tailliandier-Briquet

Description

Relief in Carrara marble of a woman - an allegory for France - with her hands resting on the portrait medallions of:
  1. Albert TAILLIANDER 1875-1917 - Albert Tailliandier (Fresnoy-en-Gohelle 1875 - Bapaume 1917).
  2. Raoul BRIQUET 1875-1917 - Raoul Briquet (Douai 1875 - Bapaume 1917).

Inscription(s)

PAX

LA FRANCE
aux
deux deputes du pas de calais
tues dans l'explosion de
l'hotel de ville de bapaume
le 25 mars 1917

Signed: ALesieux / sculpt. 1934

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°6'14" E 2°50'58"

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