Monday, December 22, 2014

Armand Cahen

Tomb of lieutenant Armand Cahen, Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris
Tomb of second lieutenant Armand Cahen (1898-1920)
Montparnasse Cemetery, 14e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“Not far from General Bridoux is the tomb of Armand Cahen, a second lieutenant in an artillery regiment, who died in 1920 at the age of 22, after being awarded the War Cross (Croix de Guerre) for bravery during a heavy shelling attack in June 1918 where toxic gas shells were used. His memorial was quite elaborate, between the large marble sculpture of him and the stone and stained glass enclosure it stands in. I stayed there for a long moment in reverence, and was pondering his fate when the sun came out from behind some clouds, sending bright rays through the stained glass to bathe the white stone bust in red and green light, transforming him.”
(Armistice Day... In Memory..., Magic Lantern Show)

1 comment:

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Votos de um bom e feliz Natal
AG