Charvonnex

Monument commémoratif

Commemorative monument erected on July 17, 1921, an obelisk topped by a Catholic cross. The law provided that monuments to the dead of World War I should be entirely secular, not including any religious symbols, but since the 21 dead of Charvonnex were all Catholics, the town council, flouting the law, chose to include a cross. The monument has undergone modifications (the obelisk was restored, but neither the cross nor the base; inscriptions modified, removal of the square of chains linked to four artillery shells and of the flowerbed). Today, the inscription reads: Charvonnex, in memory of its children who died for France, 1914-1919, 1939-1945".

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Address : 671 route de l'Eglise , 74370 Charvonnex
GPS Coordinates : 45.9776549 , 6.159492
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Themes
  • Monument
  • Repression
  • Haute-Savoie
Complete description of site

Commemorative monument erected on July 17, 1921, an obelisk topped by a Catholic cross. The law provided that monuments to the dead of World War I should be entirely secular, not including any religious symbols, but since the 21 dead of Charvonnex were all Catholics, the town council, flouting the law, chose to include a cross. The monument has undergone modifications (the obelisk was restored, but neither the cross nor the base; inscriptions modified, removal of the square of chains linked to four artillery shells and of the flowerbed). Today, the inscription reads: Charvonnex, in memory of its children who died for France, 1914-1919, 1939-1945".

Source: Mairie de Charvonnex

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