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Archives du mois de August 2014

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- 08 -292014

Les Invalides during the Great War, twelfth episode : posthumous decoration

Widows, orphans and parents of deceased combatants are gathered together in the main courtyard where decorations are to be awarded posthumously. They have all lost a close member of their family, a soldier who «died […]

- 08 -252014

Les Invalides during the Great War, eleventh episode : allies decorate French

On 14 November 1916, in the main courtyard, the Prince of Connaught, member of the British Royal Family, decorated French General Balfourier. He has just placed the chain of the Order of Saint Michael and […]

- 08 -222014

Les Invalides during the Great War, tenth episode : presentation of decoration in the main courtyard

In the foreground, to the right, already decorated, a non-commissioned officer whose right leg has been amputated is looking at the photographer. He belongs to the 37th infantry or artillery regiment; the figure is visible […]

- 08 -182014

Les Invalides during the Great, ninth episode : war Romanian ambulances in the main courtyard

On 15 September 1916, in front of a large number of people, among whom was the President of the French Republic, Raymond Poincaré, a pope (an Orthodox catholic priest) ceremoniously blesses the ambulances offered by […]

- 08 -152014

Les Invalides during the Great War, eighth episode : english ambulances in the main courtyard

On 20 July 1915, in the main courtyard of the Hôtel des Invalides, Great Britain offered 90 motor ambulances to France. The President of the French Republic, Raymond Poincaré (1860-1934) went in person to pay […]

- 08 -112014

Les Invalides during the Great War, seventh episode : Russian ambulances in the main courtyard

The photograph above was taken on 12 July 1915. On this day, motorised ambulances, first aid tents, etc. offered by Russia to France, its ally, are gathered in the main courtyard. The French Minister of War, […]

- 08 -082014

Les Invalides during the Great War, sixth episode : The Garibaldis in the service of France

On 28 January 1915, Giuseppe, Ricciotti and Santo Garibaldi visited the Musée de l’Armée and were received by General Niox, director of the Musée de l’Armée. They were three of the many grandsons of the […]

- 08 -052014

Les Invalides during the Great War, fifth episode : opening of the Hôtel des Invalides

The crowd has come through the gates of the Hôtel des Invalides and moves towards the main courtyard. Since 1915, three times week, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12 midday to 4 p.m., the public […]

- 08 -012014

Les Invalides during the Great War, fourth episode : Les Invalides during a “snack” break

The photograph does not go unnoticed on the Invalides esplanade. Many soldiers, having a «snack» or waiting, look at it, some of them even striking the pose. They have put down their heavy kit bags […]

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