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Le Monument des démineurs-Ballon d'Alsace-Lorraine, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj
N 47° 49.210 E 006° 50.434
32T E 338360 N 5298570
Quick Description: A beautiful monument, which can shock but is reality!Un superbe monument, qui peut choquer mais qui est la réalité!
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 7:25:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMNK2E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Monument of The Minesweepers, which opened July 7, 1952, commemorates the sacrifice of the 500 French and hundreds of Italians, Poles and Germans who were killed and maimed by detecting thousands of mines which the Germans had filled the Ballon d 'Alsace during the 2nd World War. This work was designed by Messrs Deschler, architect, and River, sculptor, sculpture grand prize Biennial in Brussels.

Le Monument des Démineurs, inauguré le 7 juillet 1952, rappelle le sacrifice des 500 Français et des centaines d'Italiens, de Polonais et d'Allemands qui furent tués et estropiés en détectant les milliers de mines dont les Allemands avaient truffé le Ballon d'Alsace pendant la 2ème Guerre Mondiale. Cette oeuvre a été conçue par Messieurs Deschler, architecte, et Rivière, sculpteur, grand prix de la biennale de sculpture à Bruxelles.
Date of Dedication: 7/7/1952

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Sur le parking

Access times: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Ballon d'Alsace
St-Maurice sur Moselle, Lorraine France
88560


Commemoration: Minesweepers of WWII

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