Le calvaire du Cholera - Berry-au-Bac, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 49° 24.755 E 003° 53.186
31U E 564298 N 5473700
Quick Description: [EN] This calvary is located in front of the monument of the Assault tanks of Berry-au-Bac, at the roundabout between the D925 and the D1044. [FR] Ce calvaire situé face au monument des Chars d’Assaut de Berry-au-Bac, au rond point entre la D925 et la D1044.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 6/29/2017 12:39:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMW241
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

This calvary, located in front of the monument of the Assault Chariots of Berry-au-Bac, is located on the site of the Cholera farm, from where the first attack of French tanks began. He pays tribute to the fighters of this battle as well as to all the fighters who fell at Chemin des Dames.

"Bones enlivened by a proud breath, formerly scattered limbs, without a human name, the sacred flesh of a vast reliquary, God will acknowledge the dust of heroes."

"God, Homeland, those who piously died for the Fatherland have the right that at their tomb the crowd comes and prays, my Jesus mercy." "For God, all are alive".

Another plaque pays tribute to Raymond MOTTE, a corporal at the 43rd Infantry Regiment.

Sources : La Croix

Ce calvaire situé face au monument des Chars d’Assaut de Berry-au-Bac est implanté à l’emplacement de la ferme du Choléra d’où est partie la première attaque de chars français. Il rend hommage aux combattants de cette bataille ainsi qu’à l’ensemble des combattants tombés au Chemin des Dames.

« Ossements qu'animait un fier souffle naguère membres épars débris sans nom humain chair pêle-mêle sacré d'un vaste reliquaire Dieu vous reconnaîtra poussière de héros ».

"Dieu, Patrie, ceux qui pieusement sont morts pour la Patrie ont droit qu'à leur tombeau, la foule vienne et prie, mon Jésus miséricorde ". "Pour Dieu, tous sont vivants ".

Une autre plaque rend hommage à Raymond MOTTE, caporal au 43ème Régiment d’Infanterie.

Sources : La Croix

Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
[EN] Monumental cross, raised on a cement base, occupies the summit of a mound. [FR] Croix monumentale, surélevée d'un socle en ciment, occupe le sommet d'un tertre.


Describe the location:
[EN] It is opposite the monument of the Chariots d'Assaut of Berry-au-Bac, at the roundabout between the D925 and the D1044. [FR] elle est face au monument des Chars d’Assaut de Berry-au-Bac, au rond point entre la D925 et la D1044.


Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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