Tuesday, January 25, 2011

107th Infantry Memorial

107th Infantry Memorial by Karl Illava, Fifth Avenue, on the perimeter of Central Park, New York
107th Infantry Memorial” by Karl Illava
Fifth Avenue, on the perimeter of Central Park
New York, September 2007


Dina said...

Those poor WW I soldiers, with primitive equipment, where did they find such courage?

cieldequimper said...

Over here they didn't. They just went along because they had no choice. Those who didn't were court-martialled and executed... Huge controversy in France over should the soldiers who were executed for treason (i.e. sympathising with the enemy, refusing to march to a certain death under a volley of fire, faking illness...)

Have you seen the movie "Joyeux Noël"?

It's quite a good sculpture.

cieldequimper said...

Not only do I need glasses, I also need to sleep, I'm not even finishing my sentences... Should these soldiers appear on the monuments dedicated to French soldiers who fell in 14-18?

There. Now I'm going to bed. :-)