Thursday, 26 August 2010

Monument, Forêt des Écrivains-Combattants

La Croix de Guerre monument
This monument is in the shape of La Croix de Guerre, the highest military award in France. It was built in 1931 by the sculptor Moreau-Vauthier to commemorate the writers that took up arms in defence of their country during the 1914-1918 war. It is at the main clearing in the forest which is also dedicated to the war poets and writers. An inscription on an information board nearby reads: "Tous ont ecrit de leur sang une page de courage et de gloire après avoir, par leur plume, participé en renom spirituel de leur pays pour lequel ils sont morts." which translates (roughly) as "All have written with their blood a page of courage and glory after having, with their pen, participated in the noble spirit of their country for which they have died."
(Panasonic Lumix TZ10)

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