The restored statue was formally presented to the public in a moving ceremony.
Standing in the beautiful, peaceful town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in front of the theatre, is the equestrian statue of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. It was home to his WW1 G.H.Q. from March 1916 to April 2019.
The original statue, by the world famous sculptor, Paul Landowski, was paid for entirely through public subscription and the generosity of the French veterans. The campaign was organised in the 1920s by French Veterans’ Associations, in recognition of the crucial contribution of a WW1 army consisting of British and Empire troops in winning the war.
Haig is the only British military figure to be commemorated in France with an equestrian statue.
Thanks to Morgane Quere and her great team for their amazing work on the video.
Sir Frank Fox’s G.H.Q., first published in 1920 and now reissued in a limited edition by his great-grandson, Dr. Charles Goodson- Wickes is an absorbing study of Haig’s chateau-HQ at Montreuil-sur-Mer. Fox paints a vivid picture of the comprehensive complexity of the British Expeditionary Force, with organisational diagrams, statistics and vignettes of day-to-day life.
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