La Targette Polish Monument

Historical Information (Source: Wikipedia)

The monument is the work of renowned sculpture Maxime Real del Sarte and was inaugurated on the 21st May 1933 in the presence of the Polish Ambassador.


It bears the inscriptions :

Za nasza wolnosc i wasza

For our liberty, and yours


To the memory of the Polish volunteers who on 9th May 1915 assaulted Hill 140 [Vimy Ridge] and fell in the name of the resurrection of Poland and the victory of France.


The monument was destroyed by the Germans in 1940 and rebuilt. Subsequently badly damaged by the tempest of 1967 it was rebuilt. By local subscription amongst the Polish community it was renovated in 1995.