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France
Orry-la-Ville
Oise

Picardie

Rue de Paris
(Nederlands Ereveld)

De Vallende Man

The falling man

Cor van Kralingen
J.E. Stöxen (Leiden)
1956

Orry-la-Ville /  De Vallende Man   Orry-la-Ville /  De Vallende Man

Description

Bronze statue of a nude man, who is falling down. On the pedestal a palm branch with the text amicale 271 r.i. (the name of the French unit who helped liberating the Dutch province of Zeeland.

Inscription(s)

ter nagedachtenis aan de
nederlandse oorlogsslachtoffers
1940 - 1945

Signed: cor v kralingen 1956 / sculpt
j.e. stöxen gieter-/leiden

Annotation

The same statue is on several military cemeteries in the Netherlands and on Dutch military cemeteries in various countries.

Orry-la-Ville / De Vallende Man

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 49°8'35" - E 2°32'19")

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