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- 02 -222018

« A dedicated life », episode 7: Sir Winston Churchill

Birth: 30 November 1874 Death: 24 January 1965 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 18 June 1958 After becoming First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911 following a brilliant political career, Winston Churchill began […]

- 02 -202018

« A dedicated life », episode 6: Eugène Chavant

Birth: 12 février 1894 Death: 28 janvier 1969 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 20 November 1944 After being mobilised with the army in 1912, he went to the frontline in summer 1914 with […]

- 02 -152018

« A dedicated », episode 5: Claude Chandon

Birth: 29 October 1894 Death: 6 August 1944 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 1 February 1941 After his military service was deferred for health reasons as a student, he managed to enrol at […]

- 02 -132018

« A dedicated life », episode 4: René Cassin

Birth: 5 October 1887 Death: 20 February 1976 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 1 August 1941 Mobilised in 1914 as Corporal of the 311th Infantry Regiment, he fought in the Battle of the […]

- 02 -082018

« A dedicated life », episode 3: François d’Astier de la Vigerie

Birth: 7 March 1886 Death: 9 October 1956 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 8 November 1944 A lieutenant from the Saint-Cyr Military School, he took part in the first fights of the Great War as […]

- 02 -062018

« A dedicated life », episode 2: Henri Adeline

Birth: 8 May 1898 Death: 1 May 1971 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 28 May 1945 Born in Verdun, Lorraine, he chose a military career and joined the army at the age of 18 […]

- 02 -012018

« A dedicated life », episode 1: Berty Albrecht

Birth: 15 February 1893 Death: 31 May 1943 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 26 August 1943 Residing in London in 1914, she chose to return to France to become a Red Cross nurse […]

- 01 -302018

« A dedicated life »: introduction

As heroes of the Second World War, the Companions of the Liberation were awarded the highest French decoration by General de Gaulle for their part in the Resistance between 1940 and 1945: the Cross of […]

- 11 -032017

Animals and war, episode 21: The Sheep & The Ram

Sword of honor offered by the city of Paris to Marshal Joffre (1852-1931) by Henri Eugène Nocq (1868-1944). © Paris, musée de l’Armée Dist. RMN-GP / Pascal Segrette Captain Gony’s Pelisse and Cap of 2nd […]

- 10 -302017

Animals and war, episode 20 : The Eagle

Symbol of imperial power, the eagle was chosen by Napoleon I to adorn the standards of the Grande Armée. Looking to the left, the eagle is drawn up, the wings spread, one claw resting on […]

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