Home > 20th Century > All Wars of the 20th Century > Arras War Memorial

This large memorial sits directly opposite the train station in the French town of Arras which was shelled by the Germans during the war and lay only 2 miles from the front lines. The memorial has a French soldier on the front with is a winged angel. The sides of the memorial are decorated with bas relief sculptures of scenes of the war. The memorial sustained considerable damage during World War II and this is noted in a plaque on one side. On one side of the memorial are carved the names of civilians who were killed during World War I. On the back is a very large bronze plaque with the names of those men from Arras who died during the war. On the other side of the memorial are carved the names of those who were killed/deported in World War II including those who died in Algeria and Indochina as well as those who were part of the Resistance and military in France.

IMG_5560.JPG
IMG_5561.JPG
IMG_5562.JPG
IMG_5563.JPG
IMG_5564.JPG
IMG_5565.JPG
IMG_5566.JPG
IMG_5567.JPG
IMG_5569.JPG
IMG_5568.JPG
IMG_5570.JPG
 
11 files on 1 page(s)