Allex

Plaque commémorative

The Monument to the dead of  the First World War in Allex, as in many towns, was at first in the parish cemetery. This may explain the fact that the stone marker is decorated with a Christian cross flanked by two Croix de Guerre, which may surprise those who are not Christian, but is an echo of the reality that the population of Allex in the 1920s was almost all Catholic. It was difficult to conduct commemorative ceremonies among the surrounding tombs, so when work began to enlarge the cemetery, the monument was reinstalled outside, beneath the south wall, in 1997. The new monument was inaugurated on November 11, 1997, when Maurice Raillon was mayor. The Croix de... Read more

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Address : Cimetière communal , 26400 Allex
GPS Coordinates : 44.766316 , 4.910473
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Civil resistance
  • Repression
  • Drome
  • Armed Resistance
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The Monument to the dead of  the First World War in Allex, as in many towns, was at first in the parish cemetery. This may explain the fact that the stone marker is decorated with a Christian cross flanked by two Croix de Guerre, which may surprise those who are not Christian, but is an echo of the reality that the population of Allex in the 1920s was almost all Catholic. It was difficult to conduct commemorative ceremonies among the surrounding tombs, so when work began to enlarge the cemetery, the monument was reinstalled outside, beneath the south wall, in 1997. The new monument was inaugurated on November 11, 1997, when Maurice Raillon was mayor. The Croix de Lorraine was the work of a marble-cutter at Livron: Jean-Paul Ravit. The monument is now on the March 19, 1962 Square.

Source: http://museedelaresistanceenligne.org/media439-Monument-aux-morts-da

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