Bastille. Paris. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Bastille. Paris. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Bastille. Paris. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Bastille. Paris. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

In the shadow of Nationaal Monument op de Dam. WWII monument, Dam Square, Amsterdam. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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In the shadow of Nationaal Monument op de Dam. WWII monument, Dam Square, Amsterdam. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean 
The monument was a gift from American Friends of France and was dedicated in ceremony in Meaux in 1932, to the Great War, the Battle of the Marne, in September, 1914. At 7 stories high the monument depicts a nude woman whose son, died in battle, lies draped over her knee. Behind, on the right, a second set of figures consists of another man, lying on his back and a woman kneeling, taking him in her arms.  The main character, wears a Phrygian cap, a symbol of France and freedom.  He holds in his right hand a broken sword, in his left arm banners and flags, surmounted by a cock and lilies draped around his right arm. The inscription on the monument reads: 
"Here speak again the silent voices of heroic sons of France who dared all and gave all in the day of deadly peril, turned back the flood of imminent disaster and thrilled the world by their supreme devotion."
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The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The monument was a gift from American Friends of France and was dedicated in ceremony in Meaux in 1932, to the Great War, the Battle of the Marne, in September, 1914. At 7 stories high the monument depicts a nude woman whose son, died in battle, lies draped over her knee. Behind, on the right, a second set of figures consists of another man, lying on his back and a woman kneeling, taking him in her arms. The main character, wears a Phrygian cap, a symbol of France and freedom. He holds in his right hand a broken sword, in his left arm banners and flags, surmounted by a cock and lilies draped around his right arm. The inscription on the monument reads:

"Here speak again the silent voices of heroic sons of France who dared all and gave all in the day of deadly peril, turned back the flood of imminent disaster and thrilled the world by their supreme devotion."

The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
"Here speak again the silent voices of heroic sons of France who dared all and gave all in the day of deadly peril, turned back the flood of imminent disaster and thrilled the world by their supreme devotion."
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The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

"Here speak again the silent voices of heroic sons of France who dared all and gave all in the day of deadly peril, turned back the flood of imminent disaster and thrilled the world by their supreme devotion."

The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean 
The monument was a gift from American Friends of France and was dedicated in ceremony in Meaux in 1932, to the Great War, the Battle of the Marne, in September, 1914. At 7 stories high the monument depicts a nude woman whose son, died in battle, lies draped over her knee. Behind, on the right, a second set of figures consists of another man, lying on his back and a woman kneeling, taking him in her arms.  The main character, wears a Phrygian cap, a symbol of France and freedom.  He holds in his right hand a broken sword, in his left arm banners and flags, surmounted by a cock and lilies draped around his right arm. The inscription on the monument reads: 
"Here speak again the silent voices of heroic sons of France who dared all and gave all in the day of deadly peril, turned back the flood of imminent disaster and thrilled the world by their supreme devotion."
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The American monument, La Liberté éplorée, Frederick MacMonnies, sculptor. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The monument was a gift from American Friends of France and was dedicated in ceremony in Meaux in 1932, to the Great War, the Battle of the Marne, in September, 1914. At 7 stories high the monument depicts a nude woman whose son, died in battle, lies draped over her knee. Behind, on the right, a second set of figures consists of another man, lying on his back and a woman kneeling, taking him in her arms. The main character, wears a Phrygian cap, a symbol of France and freedom. He holds in his right hand a broken sword, in his left arm banners and flags, surmounted by a cock and lilies draped around his right arm. The inscription on the monument reads:

"Here speak again the silent voices of heroic sons of France who dared all and gave all in the day of deadly peril, turned back the flood of imminent disaster and thrilled the world by their supreme devotion."

Memorial to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, sculptures by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot. The Basilica of Saint Denis, royal necropolis. Saint Denis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Memorial to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, sculptures by Edme Gaulle and Pierre Petitot. The Basilica of Saint Denis, royal necropolis. Saint Denis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel as seen from Le Louvre. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel as seen from Le Louvre. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Marianne, the French symbol of Liberty on the Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Marianne, the French symbol of Liberty on the Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Chartres, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Chartres, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean