Hedley Malloch Posted 5 April , 2012 Share Posted 5 April , 2012 Can I pass on some information gained in my experience of memorial building in France? This is a German memorial in a French civic cemetery. Any project to restore it will therefore be ... European. Leave Sedan to one side. Much will depend upon the motivation and interests of key players in the town hall. If they can't be bothered then you are on a loser. In any event, they can be over-ruled by the Préfecture if it is pitched as something other than a local matter. Every French region - and I don't know which one Sedan is located in (Champagne-Ardenne?) - has a someone in the main Préfecture or regional HQ whose job it is to extract funds from the EU. Put the restoration of this memorial to them as a cultural - or better still - as an educational project aimed at young people, and ask them to go to Brussels for some funds. 'War', 'France' and 'Germany' are sensitive, emotive words even today, especially in Sedan. But nobody can argue with 'education' and 'youth'. It's all right discussing it - but who will do it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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