Annecy

Monument commémoratif

Monument "to the Spaniards who died for Liberty in the ranks of the French Army and the Resistance" (1940-45). It celebrates the commitment of Spanish refugees shoulder to shoulder with French resistants, such as the Ebro section that participated actively in the combat on the Glières plateau.

The work is that of the sculptor Baltasar Lobo, and was inaugurated for the 8th anniversary of the liberation of Annecy, on August 17, 1952. A Spanish Republican who fled to France in 1939, Lobo was emprisoned at the Argelès camp, but escaped. He later became friends with several artists such as Pablo Picasso and Emile Gilioli, the artist of the future Glières National Resistance Monument, whom he met at the Young Sculpture Fair in 1948.

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Coordinates

Address : Avenue de Genève , 74000 Annecy
GPS Coordinates : 45.906153 , 6.123572
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Monument
  • Maquis
  • Fighting
  • Haute-Savoie
  • Population movements
  • Armed Resistance
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