Monday, September 1, 2014

Le Sergent Hoff

Statue of Ignace Hoff by Auguste Bartholdi, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Statue of Ignace Hoff by Auguste Bartholdi
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (Père Lachaise Cemetery)
Rue du Repos, 20e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“Sergeant Hoff, who has just died in Paris, was one of the popular figures in the siege of Paris. His name was a synonym for daring, and because of the number and character of his exploits he was, until his existence in flesh and blood was established, believed to be a myth, or the embodiment of ruse.”
(Noted French Soldier Dead, Los Angeles Herald, 25 June 1902)

1 comment:

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

thanks for visiting my blog :)
neat statue :)