George C. Marshall - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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N 47° 29.079 E 011° 04.089
32T E 655802 N 5261096
Quick Description: Bronze statue of General George C. Marshall, an American statesman and soldier, in front of the European Center for Security Studies which is named after him and located at west part of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 3/16/2017 2:31:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMV8X9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The bronze statue statue of George C. Marshall was dedicated at the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on April 30th, 1998. Jointly sponsored by the George C. Marshall Center, the private organization called the Friends of the Marshall Center, and the City of Garmisch, the work of art is the first known public statue of Marshall erected in Europe.
The larger-than-life statue originally depicted General George C. Marshall in U.S. Army general's uniform striding out into the community, walking east over a bridge with his hand outstretched in friendship - through a parting iron curtain, past walls that have been broken down. German artist, Christiane Horn of Wartenburg, Bavaria, was the sculptor of the piece.

In 2009, a wall was built where the gate once stood, and the statue of Marshall was moved slightly. The area was rededicated in Oct. 2009.

Biography

George Catlett Marshall, (born Dec. 31, 1880, Uniontown, Pa., U.S.—died Oct. 16, 1959, Washington, D.C.), general of the army and U.S. Army chief of staff during World War II (1939–45) and later U.S. secretary of state (1947–49) and of defense (1950–51). The European Recovery Program he proposed in 1947 became known as the Marshall Plan. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1953.

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