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- 09 -272012

Conference cycle: October 1, 2012 – October 10, 2012.

Starting on Monday, October 1, 2012, the conference cycle entitled Troops and French society: from 1815 to the Great War will serve as a prelude to the exhibition Avec armes et bagages … Dans un mouchoir de poche scheduled to open to the public on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Organized in partnership with the Université Permanente de Paris (UPP), this conference cycle seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the strong relationship between the army and the nation during that period.

  • Monday, October 1, 2012 : Avec armes et bagages… dans un mouchoir de poche. A behind-the-scenes look at the Exhibition. Lecture given by Elise Dubreuil, curator and organizer of the exhibition.
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012 : Avec armes et bagages…The French and war during the nineteenth century. Lecture given by professor of History at the Paris Institute of Political Studies Jean-François Chanet who will speak on the staggered rhythms of technical and material changes of the war and reflect on how minds were affected in the process.
  • Monday, October 8, 2012 : The key role played by military music in the daily life of the nineteenth century soldier, in the barracks or at war. Lecture given by communication officer and military music history specialist Benjamin Negroto who will speak on the essential role of military music in the daily life of the French soldier during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012 : Camember, Bidasse, Gourdiflot and others: a parody of the French soldier in nineteenth century popular culture. Lecture given by Helène Klementz, documentalist and organizer of the exhibition and Marie-Noëlle Grison, assistant-organizer of the exhibition.

The conferences are held from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm in the Auditorium Austerlitz. Admission is free of charge. For further information and reservation, please call 01 44 42 51 73 or contact us by email at : histoire-ma@invalides.org

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  1. 6 November 2012 à 12h01

    Salman | facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406929702

    My grandfather's famliy lived in the buildings facing Sidney Street, where the army had set up their headquarters. There's a famliy story that my great-aunt, who would have been about 16 at the time, browbeat a succession of increasingly-senior soldiers —a0ending up with the most senior having to go to Churchill himself — until a solider was assigned to escort her to the bakery so she could buy bread for her younger brothers and sisters, with the bullets flying overhead.