Lyon

Stèle commémorative

Stone marker in memory of the French Expeditionary Corps in Italy 1943-44. The Corps, assembled in North Africa in 1943, was made up of men from many backgrounds. A large majority of the combat forces was of Muslim origin, and were lauded by General de Gaulle as being "troops of the first order, singularly well-suited to mountain combat."

The corps was commanded by General Alphone Juin, a Marshal of France.

Source: Carte des lieux de mémoire de la ville de Lyon

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Coordinates

Address : 12 avenue Jean Mermoz , 69008 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.734201 , 4.873374
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Monument
  • Rhone
  • Population movements
  • Armed Resistance
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