Statue of General Faidherbe
Lille - Statue of Faidherbe. Source: postcard.
Statue of General Faidherbe, in Lille...
Place Richebé has been home to the statue of General Faidherbe since 5th October 1896. He became famous during the 1870 war leading the Armée du Nord. This bronze equestrian statue by Mercie fortunately survived the following two wars. The monumental base is an allegory representing the city of Lille dictating to History the General's deeds, who was victorious in the Battle of Bapaume.