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Archives du mois de September 2014

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- 09 -292014

Les Invalides during the Great War, twentieth episode : a pigeon in the main courtyard

This photograph was taken from the upper balcony, at the south-west angle of the courtyard since the sundials can be seen at the top right. The plane in the foreground is a German Taube captured […]

- 09 -222014

Les Invalides during the Great War, nineteenth episode : a trophy for a loan !

December 1917: on the cobblestones of the main courtyard of the Invalides, civilians and military climb into the front gondola of the German Zeppelin LZ.49, to subscribe to the third National Defence loan, launched in […]

- 09 -192014

Les Invalides during the Great War, eighteenth episode : Night target located !

This trophy displayed in the main courtyard in October 1915 is less well-known than the cannon, the machine guns or the aircraft. This is a German searchlight used to light up the sky during the […]

- 09 -152014

Les Invalides during the Great War, seventeenth episode : passing through the Invalides

This postcard is a montage which uses a touched up photograph: the background, where the main courtyard is recognisable with part of one of the planes displayed, was lightened to make the shell and the […]

- 09 -122014

Les Invalides during the Great War, sixteenth episode : the 420 mm shell

On that day, the main courtyard is open to the public. Civilians and military come to see the trophies installed in 1915. Unexploded 420 mm shell The photograph shows the public’s curiosity for the impressive […]

- 09 -082014

Les Invalides during the Great War, fifteenth episode : the British Empire

On the great esplanade of the Invalides stands a group of British Indian Army cavalrymen recognisable by their turbans and the spurs fastened to their heels. The Indian Army in Paris Three of them posed […]

- 09 -012014

Les Invalides during the Great War, thirteenth episode : the funeral of General Gallieni

On 1 June 1916, General Gallieni’s funeral procession crossed the threshold of the central wing of the north façade of the Hôtel des Invalides. A large tricolour flag covers the coffin. In front, 10 flags […]

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