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The statue of Georges Clemenceau: photos, description Monument Georges Clemenceau)

Clemenceau monument stands on the square named after him, between the Petit Palais and the Champs elysées. The great Frenchman is depicted in an overcoat, a helmet, a soldier's windings, although the man was quite civil. However, it was he who led France to victory in the First world war.

In his youth, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was a rebel - so much so that even went to jail for opposition activities. But in 1870 he was the mayor of Montmartre district. After the suppression of the Paris commune, Clemenceau became one of the brightest members of the National Assembly, gaining the nickname "tiger". From 1906 to 1909 he was head of the government, became one of the organizers of the Entente.

The first world has transformed the former left - Clemenceau vehemently advocated war with Germany to victory. In his publications he strongly attacked the anti-militarists and defeatists. This had all the reasons: the country erupted acute crisis, threat of injury became a reality. To prevent this, President poincaré, in November 1917, the newly appointed Prime Minister Clemenceau. The program of the Cabinet "tiger" stated: "I am at war".

Clemenceau was purged from ministries of all who shied away from sending to the front, made the creation of a common military command with the allies, prosecuted former leaders of the country. France under his leadership has stood in 1918, the last desperate offensive of the Germans and achieved the surrender of the enemy. People named Georges Clemenceau, the "father of victory".

The foundations of the postwar world was laid in the Versailles peace conference, presided at which is French for "tiger". It was he, a staunch opponent of Bolshevism, first uttered the words "iron curtain" in relation to Soviet Russia. But in 1920, his political career ended with: success in the presidential elections was not achieved. In his house on ocean shore Clemenceau worked on his memoirs. He died in Paris in 1929.

The French honor the policies that led the country to victory in the First world. Clemenceau monument, created in 1932 by the sculptor françois Cogne, is in the heart of Paris where later get up close bronze Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill. "Father of victory" walks on a rough stone slab, hard to overcome wind resistance - this is what it was, so stayed in people's memory.