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Monument aux morts de 1914-18

War Memorial 1914-18

Gaston Dintrat & Roger de Villiers
1923

Senlis /  Monument aux morts de 1914-18

Description

Large stone monument with various elements.


Foch

Odent Eugene

Front (NW) Right (SW) Back (SE) Left (NE)
2 SEPTEMBRE
1914

limite extreme
de
l'avance allemande

Statue of..

Names of the fallen soldiers 1914-1918, and 1939-1945

1914

Marble plaque with a bronze relief portrait of Maréchal Foch (signed: roger de villiers and the text:
1918 1919
FOCH
ayant a senlis son quartier general
le 11 novembre 1918 alla a rethondes
imposer l'armistice aux ennemis

la 56eme division a combattu
vaillament autour de senlis
le 2 septembre 1914

a la memoire
des officiers sous officiers
brigadiers et cavaliers
du 3eme regiment de hussards
en garnison a senlis le 2 aout 1914
et particulierement de ceux
qui habitaient l'arrondissement
de senlis
dont les noms sont inscrits ci dessous

(10 names)

Coat of arms of Senlis with text:

CITATION DE LA VILLE DE SENLIS
sentinelle avancee de paris a supporte avec un male courage les
violences des hordes ennemies qui en 1914 se ruaient vers la capitale
de mars a juillet 1918 sous la menage d'une nouvelle avance
a garde tout son calme malgre des attaques aeriennes quotidiennes
a toujours maintenu inebranlable sa foi en la victoire

marble relief portrait of Odent Eugene,
below the portrait:

otages
odent eugene maire de senlis

and six other names and a list of victimes civiles
(15 names)

To the left:
1939-1947
a la memoire
des militaires
du 4eme rgt
de spahis marocains
et particulierement de

(six names)

To the right: 1939-1947
victimes civiles

(ten names)

1918

Relief 'La Victoire couronnant la Sacrifice'.

Signed: hennequin entrepr

Annotation

This monument marks the furthest point reached by the Germans on 2 September 1918. It was inaugurated on 15 July 1923 by the French president Raymond Poincaré.
Eugène Odent (Senlis 1855 - Chamant 1914), mayor of Senlis, and six others were taken hostage and were shot on 2 September 1918 in Chamant. Originally there ware two reliefs, the one on the SW side, 'L'incendie de la ville par les Allemands', was removed and later replaced with the Foch memorial.

Old Postcard(s)

   
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Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Army Officer
  • Coat of arms
  • Dintrat, Gaston
  • Foch, Ferdinand
  • Odent, Eugène
  • Villiers, Roger de
  • War Memorial (France - WWI)
  • Location N 49°12'20" E 2°35'29"

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