Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Maréchal Juin's Statue
The Maréchal Juin (first name Alphonse) was the last Marshal of France. He was born in 1888 in Algeria (which was "French" at that time), died in 1967 and in the meantime spent his whole life at war (World War I where he was wounded in 1915 and lost the use of his right arm and World War II where he was in command of a division that was captured near Lille!) He has now a statue on the Place d'Italie (13th arrondissement). I would not call it nice, but with a little blue/grey sky behind it's OK !