Monument aux morts de Grabels - Grabels, France
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N 43° 38.832 E 003° 48.028
31T E 564555 N 4832999
Quick Description: Le monument aux morts des victimes de la première guerre mondiale, des déportés de la seconde et de la victime en Indochine
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 2/24/2018 6:21:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMXTBD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
FR Note aux non-francophones. La mention "des enfants" ne signifie pas que les habitants ont envoyés les enfants se battre à leur place ou que des mineurs ont été exécutés par l'occupant. Ce mémorial est un mémorial militaire mais cette formule mentionnant "des enfants de ..." suivi du nom de la ville signifie qu'ils sont nés dans la ville.
On retrouve cette formule sur de très nombreux monuments aux morts militaires en France :
* Le monument aux morts de Gentioux Pigerolles - Creuse -France
* Monument aux Morts - Calais, France
* Monument aux Morts - Blériot - Pas-de-Calais - France
* Monument aux Morts - Longuenesse - Pas-de-Calais - France
* Monument aux Morts - Ponthoile - Somme - France
* Aux Enfants de Beuvais Morts pour La France - Beauvais, France
* ...
Pour rappel, dans l'hymne national français, La Marseillaise, la phrase "Allons enfants de la Patrie" s'adresse à tous ses habitants.

La plaque principale indique "A la mémoire des enfants de Grabels morts pour la patrie". D'autres plaques sont destinées aux victimes des différents conflits.
EN Note to non-francophones.
The mention "of children" does not mean that the inhabitants sent the children to fight in their place or that minors were executed by the occupier. This memorial is a military memorial but this formula mentioning "children of ..." followed by the name of the city means that they were born in the city.
We find this formula on many monuments to military deaths in France:
* The monument to the dead Gentioux Pigerolles - Creuse -France
* Monument for the Dead - Calais, France
* War Memorial - Blériot - Pas-de-Calais - France
* Monument for the Dead - Longuenesse - Pas-de-Calais - France
* Monument for the Dead - Ponthoile - Somme - France

To The Children of Beuvais Dead for France - Beauvais, France
* ...
As a reminder, in the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, the phrase "Let's go children of the Motherland" is addressed to all its inhabitants.

The main plate reads "In memory of the children of Grabels who died for their country". Other plaques are intended for victims of different conflicts.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
1914-1918 1939-1945 Indochine


In Honor Of: To the soldiers, born in Grabels and died during a fight for France

Marker Text:
"A la mémoire des enfants de Grabels morts pour la patrie" Other plaques just mention the war and a list of names


Who Put it Here?: City hall

Description of Memorial:
In the middle of a small park, a half circle is tiled. In the center of the long side is a pyramid. On its blanks, the names of soldiers born in Grabels and dead during a conflict, for France


Date of dedication: Not listed

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