Stèle allemande

Stèle allemande de la 1ère guerre mondiale

Historic site and monument in Givet

  • This monument lists the names of Germans killed at Givet during the attack of August 30, 1914.
    The main regiment was the 104th Saxon Reserve Regiment.
    In the years 1941/1945, the German soldiers in Givet commemorated their countrymen by laying a wreath at the foot of the stele, but during the night some people threw it into the stream.
    To punish this misdeed, the Germans forced the young Givetois to stand guard day and night at the foot of the stele for nearly a month.

    This monument has...
    This monument lists the names of Germans killed at Givet during the attack of August 30, 1914.
    The main regiment was the 104th Saxon Reserve Regiment.
    In the years 1941/1945, the German soldiers in Givet commemorated their countrymen by laying a wreath at the foot of the stele, but during the night some people threw it into the stream.
    To punish this misdeed, the Germans forced the young Givetois to stand guard day and night at the foot of the stele for nearly a month.

    This monument has undergone several transformations.
    At the end of the 60s/beginning of the 70s, a car damaged it.
    The Germans came to rebuild it, but the large stones that made up the slopes were certainly broken, and they put it back together in its present form, with a smaller slope.
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