Monument aux Volontaires Americains, Paris

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  • This monument is located at the entrance of the Thomas Jefferson garden in the 16th arrondissement. He honours the memory of the American volunteer soldiers, engaged in the French army against the Germans, from 1914 to 1918. The monument is stone-shaped allegory representing the winged victory in front of which two soldiers hold hands. On the left, it is a hairy and right, it is an American volunteer, head bare. In fact, engaged in the Foreign Legion, many died, including the poet Alan Seeger, whose quotes are engraved on the pedestal. They were read on the day of the "decoration day" on May 30, 1916, in front of the statues of Washington and La Fayette. It translates into: "they did not pursue vain rewards, they wanted nothing but to be remorseless, brothers of the blue soldiers, to honor the sorrow and to live their lives and die their death. Hi brothers, goodbye big dead, twice thank you. Double forever is your glory to be dead to France and to be dead also for the honor of our memory. "Overcoming the monument, a bronze statue of Alan Seeger, by Jean Boucher (1870-1939), represents him as a volunteer, a rifle in his shoulder, raising his arm as a sign of victory. The names of the American soldiers who died in the fighting were engraved on the back of the monument. This monument was rehabilitated in 1978 and it shows! This work is touching, by the expressiveness of the characters and the rather rare presence, of poetic quotations in a monument from the war. It was inaugurated on 4 July 1923
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  • In the place of the United States, you can only see this Memorial of the first world war, created in 1923 by the architect Lesage. It is topped by a bronze sculpture depicting an American soldier. It is the work of the Foundry Hohwiller and the sculptor Jean Boucher, who died in Paris in 1939. He pays tribute to the American volunteers involved in the French army. You can come by Metro, line 6, stations "Boissière" or "Kléber".
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  • Monument to American volunteers of the First World War. Quiet, Cozy Park. It Is on the way from the Arc de Arch to the Eiffel tower.
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