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- 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 […]

- 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 […]

- 10 -112017

Animals and war, episode 16: The Roach

1916 issue n°10 of the French trench newspaper Ver luisant (“The Glow-Worm”). © Paris, musée de l’Armée A soldier of the 117th Infantry Regiment with his dog painted by Georges Bertin Scott (1873-1942).  This infantryman […]

- 04 -152017

Lafayette, We Are Here! : episode 16

Settling In – The Doughboys in France Racial Segregation Practiced after the Civil War mainly in the southern United States, racial segregation, was enforced by the “Jim Crow Laws” that mandated the segregation of public […]

- 04 -062017

Lafayette, We Are Here! : episode 13

The First U.S. Troops Arrive in France Independence Day in Paris On 4 July 1917, the 2nd Battalion, 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment was selected to show the flag and parade through Paris to celebrate Independence […]

- 05 -272016

The “hyperbataille” of Verdun, twenty-eighth episode : Verdun and franco-german reconciliation

The picture of French President François Mitterrand and Federal German Chancellor Helmut Kohl standing hand-in-hand in front of the Ossuary of Douaumont on September 1984 became a strong symbol of the Franco-German Reconciliation. Chancellor Helmut […]

- 05 -242016

The “hyperbataille” of Verdun, twenty-seventh episode : the Verdun memorial

The Verdun Memorial emerged from a common vision of the veterans of Verdun who wished to build a «Temple of Remembrance» on the battlefield. The inscription for the Memorial’s entrance is from French writer and […]

- 05 -202016

The “hyperbataille” of Verdun, twenty-sixth episode : the Douaumont ossuary

The Douaumont Ossuary is one of the most powerful war memorials in France. The Ossuary was built on the initiative of one man: Marie André Charles Ginisty, Bishop of Verdun. Monseigneur Ginisty requested that a […]

- 05 -172016

The “hyperbataille” of Verdun, twenty-fifth episode : the myth of the “saviour of Verdun”

On 25 February 1916, General Philippe Pétain, attached to French General Staff as Commander of the Second Army, was ordered to save Verdun at all costs. After replacing him by General Robert Nivelle, General Joseph […]

- 05 -132016

The “hyperbataille” of Verdun, twenty-fourth episode : the selection of the unknown french soldier and Verdun

The constant heavy artillery bombardments that took place during the battle of Verdun had transformed the battlefield into a devastated corpse-ridden landscape scene of mass death and total destruction, a wasteland of mud full of […]

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