Do you know that modern Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia parts were the French provinces named Indochina? These lands raised the revolt for their independence between 1946 – 1954. Some years before, they were captured by military Japanese expansion during the second world war. French general Émile Lemonnier was captured by the Japanese and was killed after the massacre garrison of the citadel of Lạng Sơn on March 12, 1945. He was 51 years old. You can be mistakenly to recognize the equestrian monument in this place as commemorates the French general. This monument is dedicated to Joan of Arc. A little further along Pyramid Street is the Church of St. Roch, built on a former hill. In days of Joan, cannons were installed on this hill, firing at the city's western gate. This is where the city ended. There was a vacant lot behind the wall. On the banks of the Seine, clay was washed, and shingles were produced. Roof tiles sound French Tuile - this word gave the name to the gardens. We are entering the Tuilry gardens. The street that turns into a tunnel under the Tuileries Gardens is named after the general. It may seem strange that streets were dedicated to generals, monuments were erected to them. However, the military history of France is of great importance to the French. This is part of French glory. This is reminiscent of the powers that ruled the world.
The photo shows a monument to Jeanne d'Arc.
Photo By Jastrow - Self-photographed, Public Domain