Why can one acquire those Monuments nowadays
For 40 years, they have stood along French roads and some of the
1146 Liberty Road Monuments which were dangerously situated
for traffic have been damaged.
In 1982, French Public Authorities decided to replace about one
hundred of these Monuments with plastic replicas. These authentic
monuments were either damaged or risked becoming so.
Inauguration of the first plastic replica (l’Eclaireur, october 22,1982).
Replacement of the monuments.
The A.B.R.F. Company from Chateaubriant in France, was put in
charge of manufacturing replicas.
They took the place of the original Milestones in October 1982.
Symbolic erection of a new Monument.
L'Eclaireur, October 22th, 1982.
The 11th of Januray 1985, French Authorities held a public sale of
the original Monuments which had been replaced.
The Normandy Company exclusively purchased the totality of the
Monuments put up for sale.