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Archives du mois de July 2014

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- 07 -282014

Les Invalides during the Great War, third episode : Great hall for small trophies

Uniforms and unexploded shells of various calibres – with their wicker carrying baskets, visible in this photograph – displayed in the great hall of the Musée de l’Armée – have a common origin: Germany. They […]

- 07 -252014

Les Invalides during the Great War, second episode : emblems captured and displayed

This photograph was taken on 7 October 1914, when six German emblems were transferred to the Invalides. Carried by gendarmes, some of the flags were torn during the fighting. Those carrying emblems are flanked by […]

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Les Invalides during the Great War, first episode : on the Invalides esplanade

On 22 April 1915, General Alfred Galopin (1852-1931), commander of the fortified city of Paris, on horseback in the foreground, reviewed the troops of the Camp retranché de Paris (Paris fortified camp). The soldiers, standing […]

- 07 -112014

Les Invalides during the Great War : pilot episode

Placed on 24 pillars of the main courtyard (cour d’honneur), this exhibition of photographs, little known to the general public and taken from the collections of the Musée de l’Armée, shows the main uses to […]

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