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Random French War Memorials


Steven Broomfield
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Just a few photos from my recent trip.

First, the small town of Fontevraud (home to the eponymous Abbey

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Angers

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Brissac (south of Angers, and site of a rather splendid chateau)

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Finally, Anceni (the town we were stopping in). The main GW memorial had been moved from the centre of town to a site behind the new theatre, where it was joined by two others: one to those killed in the Liberation, and the other to those who fell in Algreia.

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Plaques on the memorial

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Algeria:

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Liberation

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In 1914, the 64th Regiment of Infantry was based at Ancenis. The first memorial is attached to the town war memorial; the second is the road name plate (dating to re-naming in 1959) of the road opposite the gite we rented

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And finally, the three town memorials in situ

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nice photos, not too many post French memorials

well done

regards

Bob R.

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Thanks. I find them fascinating. Sadly I was unable to stop and take a photo of one I saw, surmounted by a magnificent cockerel.

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Gravelines is not just a splendid little place with a Vauban fort and some excellent eateries, but it also has a top-notch war memorial

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If possible Loire will be the object of this years "chevauchée" to France. Hopefully a return to Brissac and the Chateau. This time preferably without stumbling on the square, resulting in a sprained ankle and the camera bag landing on my nose after a tour up in the air. That meant no visit to the tank or cavalry museum in Saumur. Thanks for your photos!

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