Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Rue de Rivoli WW2 Memorial (Paris)

1. Rue de Rivoli, Paris: WW2 Memorial
[At the corner with the Place de la Concorde
2. The Place de la Concorde, Paris
[With the Eiffel Tower in the distance]
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

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Alongside the boundary wall of Tuilleries Gardens, Paris, at the corner of the Rue de Rivoli with the Place de la Concorde in Paris is a memorial for 10 French men and women. They all died near this spot on 25 August 1944, the day of the Liberation of Paris. There is a separate memorial tablet for each of them.

The memorial can be seen in Photograph No 1. The Place de la Concorde can be seen in Photograph No 2.

The names of those commemorated by this memorial are as follows:

1. Sergeant Raymond MESTRACCI,
3rd Marching Regiment of Chad
(2nd French Armoured Division).

2. Private Antonio LOPEZ-ROS,
3rd Marching Regiment of Chad
(2nd French Armoured Division).

3. Madeleine BRINET,
French Red Cross Nurse.

4. Corporal (1st Class) Georges FONTAINE,
1st Marching Regiment of Chad
(2nd French Armoured Division).
[From Lavare (Sarthe)].

5. Jean-Claude TOUCHE, aged 18,
Paramedic, Committee of the 8th arrondissement, Paris.

6. Adjutant Michel MOUCHET,
Warrant Officer,
Firemen's Regiment of Paris.

7. Guy LECOMTE,
Resistant (F.F.I.),
French Forces of the Interior,
1st arrondissement, Paris.

8. Georges BAILLY, aged 24,
Pharmacy Student.

9. Sergeant Pierre LAIGLE, aged 31.
Tank Commander,
(2nd French Armoured Division).

10. Sergeant Marcel BIZIEN,
Tank Commander,
(2nd French Armoured Division).
[Killed after heroically knocking out a German Tiger tank].
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