Monday, June 13, 2011

Our Town's War Memorial

Unfortunately, I've yet to find a town in France that does not have a war memorial. Some are more and less elaborate. This is ours, directly across from the mayor's office. The main section in the middle covers World War I, flanked by names of those from wars from before and after.

I'd say it's  a fairly standard memorial compared to American ones, with one main difference: in addition to honoring the dead with inscriptions of their names, they are also categorized during World War Two according to how their lives were lost. Ours lists people who were shot by Germans, killed by bombardments, died in captivity or killed in combat....

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