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- 09 -242018

“In the East War without End, 1918-1923” from 5 October 2018 to 20 January 2019

While the conflicts in Western Europe came to an end on 11 November 1918, fighting in Eastern Europe and the Near East continued until 1923. The exhibition retraces the fall of four great empires — […]

- 05 -102018

« A dedicated life », episode 29: The 118 Companions of the Liberation who were Great War veterans

Henri ADELINE Berty ALBRECHT François d’ASTIER DE LA VIGERIE Henri d’ASTIER DE LA VIGERIE Philippe AUBOYNEAU Pierre BERNHEIM Jean BERTIN Antoine BÉTHOUART Pierre BEUCLER Georges BIDAULT Émile BOLLAERT Claude BONNIER Diego BROSSET Jean CAPAGORRY René […]

- 05 -082018

« A dedicated life », episode 28: Words of Companions…

Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914-2007, FFI leader) “My father volunteered in the second class infantry and was killed in early 1915. I never knew him at all. And I now realise that although I had no father […]

- 05 -032018

« A dedicated life », episode 27: Words of Companions…

With an average age of 30 in 1940, the vast majority of the Companions of the Liberation were too young to have taken part in the First World War. However, like the rest of French […]

- 05 -012018

« A dedicated life », episode 26: The 118 Companions of the Liberation in the Great War

Taken as a whole, the 118 future Companions of the Liberation who fought in the Great War exhibit truly spectacular characteristics in at least two areas. Firstly, the very high rate of volunteers, 40% compared […]

- 04 -262018

« A dedicated life », episode 25: 501st Tank Regiment

Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 7 August 1945 The first tank offensive in history took place on 16 April 1917, in the first hours of the Battle of the Chemin des Dames. The […]

- 04 -242018

« A dedicated life », episode 24: 1st Colonial Artillery Regiment

Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 1st August 1945 During the Battle of the Marne in August 1914, the 1st RAC distinguished itself particularly thanks to the famous 75 mm field gun. By repelling […]

- 04 -172018

« A dedicated life », episode 22: Georges Thierry d’Argenlieu

Birth: 7 August 1889 Death: 7 September 1964 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 29 January 1941 The First World War broke out just as Ship-of-the-line Ensign Thierry d’Argenlieu was serving in the Adriatic […]

- 04 -102018

« A dedicated life », episode 20: Émilienne Evrard-Moreau

Birth: 4 juin 1898 Death: 5 janvier 1971 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 11 August 1945 She was 16 in October 1914 when the Imperial Army occupied her village of Loos-en-Gohelle in Pas-de-Calais. […]

- 04 -032018

« A dedicated life », episode 18: Philippe Livry-Level

Birth: 16 June 1898 Death: 15 December 1960 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 10 December 1943 A volunteer recruit at the age of 17 in 1915, he trained at Fontainebleau Artillery School before […]

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