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In July 1944, the British and Canadians occupied the capital of Normandy after heavy bombing during Operation Charnwood. A photograph taken on 9 July 1944 shows Bernhard Hoo, John McConville and J.R. Kostick from the Canadian 3rd Infantry alongside the famous Poteau Michelin. While the original is lost, a handmade reproduction of the sign has been created by Vinsign using solid beech and authentic materials. The sign perfectly replicates the Michelin style, including the concrete border. Each reproduction comes with a unique production number, a Vinsign certificate, and a postcard describing the original sign.
The capital of Normandy, Rouen, was taken over by the British and Canadians at the beginning of July 1944 following a massive bombing campaign known as Operation Charnwood. On 9 July 1944, a photograph was taken featuring Bernhard Hoo, John Mc Conville, and J.R. Kostick from the Canadian 3rd Infantry, standing in front of the iconic Poteau Michelin. Sadly, the original photograph is no longer available; however, a high-quality reproduction has been created by Vinsign, a renowned company known for its exact replicas of historic signage.
The Poteau Michelin is a famous landmark in Rouen, and the reproduction by Vinsign is entirely handmade using solid beech and authentic materials as the base. The font and setting are exact copies of the typical Michelin style, and the ratio and profiling of the concrete border are identical to the original. The level of detail and quality of the reproduction is so high that it is impossible to tell it apart from the original Michelin sign.
The Poteau Michelin replica comes with a Vinsign certificate of authenticity, a unique production number, and a luxurious postcard with a photo and description of the original sign. This makes it a perfect addition to any collection or a thoughtful gift for a history enthusiast.
The original Poteau Michelin was a popular landmark in Rouen before it was destroyed during the war. The sign was a significant advertising tool for the Michelin tire company, and it was strategically located at the entrance of the city, making it visible to anyone entering the town. It is believed that the sign was one of the reasons why Rouen became such a popular destination for tourists and travelers during the early 20th century.
Today, the Poteau Michelin replica by Vinsign is a testament to the historic significance of the original sign and a reminder of the events that took place during the war. The level of detail and accuracy of the replica is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the craftsmen at Vinsign, who strive to preserve the history and legacy of iconic signs and landmarks.
In conclusion, the Poteau Michelin replica by Vinsign is an excellent way to commemorate the history of Rouen and the events that took place during the war. The attention to detail and quality of the reproduction make it an excellent addition to any collection or a thoughtful gift for a history enthusiast. The certificate of authenticity, unique production number, and luxurious postcard add a touch of elegance to the replica and make it a highly desirable item for any collector.
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