This monument, which measures 12 meters long and 6 meters high, is the work of the sculptor Henri Louis.
It was completed at the end of World War II and was inaugurated on 27th June 1948.
They event was attended by numerous personalities including Vincent Auriol, the French president, accompanied by François Mitterand, the then Minister for War Veterans.
On 13th June 1944, when the Second World War was entering its final phase, 106 Manises Resistance Fighters, mostly young civilians from Revin and the surrounding area who refused to do forced labour in Germany during the Second World War, were massacred by the SS on the hills of "Le Malgré Tout", at a place called "Le Père des Chênes".
Every year on 13th June, local people and personalities gather around the Resistance Fighters Roadside Cross in the clearing of "Le Père des Chênes" for a memorial service, then take the path to Revin, stopping off for the laying of a spray of flowers at the foot of the Manises Resistance Fighters Memorial on the slopes of "Le Malgré-Tout"