Pont de Bir-Hakeim, 15e

Pont de Bir-Hakeim, 15e

Pont de Bir-Hakeim, 15e

In the spring of 1942, the Free French Forces, a part of the Resistance, engaged the German army under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in battle on the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, giving notice to the world that the French had not given up their city and country to the Germans. The bridge, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, was called the Passy Viaduct prior to being renamed in 1949 as a tribute to General Koenig’s June 1942 victory in Libya.