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Monument for the Liberation of Colmar - Colmar, Alsace, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 48° 04.982 E 007° 21.371
32U E 377577 N 5326836
Quick Description: This monument for the Liberation of Colmar on February 2, 1945 is located at a street crossing in the north of Colmar.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 9:39:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJ9K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Ištván
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Long Description:
This monument is located in the north of Colmar. It commemorates the Liberation of Colmar by the 5th Division of the 1st French army on February 2, 1945.

The monument is a concrete wall with a marble plate. The plate contains the emblems of Colmar and the 5me Division Blindée. It describes the liberation of Colmar by French troops with American assistance on February 2, 1945.

Below there is a smaller plate, that was later added, commemorating the Polish participants in these battles in Polish and French.

Just next to the memorial there is an old Sherman tank, that was involved in the battle on display.
Property Permission: Public

Location of waymark:
Rue de la 5me division blindée
Colmar, Alsace France
68000


Commemoration: Liberation of Colmar on February 2, 1945.

Date of Dedication: Not listed

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Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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