World War I



Poster for the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Bel-Air City

Commemoration of the Centenary of the Bel-Air City

April 30, 2017

Boulazac-Isle-Manoire commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the base and hospital of the American Army in its district of Bel-Air City



Your story of the Great War

Your Story of the Great War – 1914-1918

November 8, 2016

Your story of the Great War is a compilation of the stories some of our readers sent us, the stories of their relatives who died on the battlefields of WWI



Monument des Marie-Louise at the farm of Hurtebise - Chemin des Dames

Monument des Marie-Louise – Hurtebise – Chemin des Dames

June 14, 2016

The Monument des Marie-Louise is located by the Ferme d’Hurtebise on the Chemin des Dames in the Aisne and commemorates the Battles of 1814 and 1914



Monument des Basques

Monument des Basques – Chemin des Dames

June 9, 2016

Monument des Basques, the memorial obelisk erected in honour of the men of the 36th Infantry Division, a division that suffered a huge death rate during WWI



Maginot Monument in Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument – Fleury-devant-Douaumont

November 11, 2015

Maginot Monument, a memorial to the minister of War who fought at Verdun as a patrolman and had a fortifications line built along France’s eastern borders



Douaumont, Village Detruit - Douaumont before WWI

Douaumont – Destroyed village – Verdun WWI

November 10, 2015

Douaumont, a village entirely destroyed during the Battle of Verdun, never rebuilt, declared ‘Dead for France’ and kept in its war state as a Memorial



Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Village Detruit - French Poilu wooden statue

Fleury-devant-Douaumont – Destroyed village – Verdun WWI

November 9, 2015

Fleury-devant-Douaumont in the Meuse, a village that was completely destroyed during WWI, but was never rebuilt and kept in its war state as a memorial



Fort of Douaumont - Observatory

Fort of Douaumont – Battle of Verdun – WWI

November 8, 2015

The Fort of Douaumont was built 1885 and disarmed in 1915 as outdated, but remained a target for the Germans due to its central position on the Verdun front



Bayonet Trench in Douaumont near Verdun - Trench protected by the concrete memorial building

Bayonet Trench in Douaumont – Verdun WWI

November 6, 2015

Bayonet Trench near the Douaumont Ossuary, a Memorial to the French soldiers buried alive in their trench on June 12, 1916 during the Battle of Verdun



Abri 320 in Verdun

Abri 320 – Underground shelter Douaumont – WWI

November 5, 2015

Abri 320, built in 1891, located at the foot of the Douaumont Ossuary – National Cemetery and used as a command post and underground shelter during WWI



Douaumont Ossuary - Cloitre

Douaumont Ossuary and Cemetery – Verdun – WWI

November 4, 2015

Douaumont Ossuary and National Cemetery were open on the site of the Battle of Verdun to receive the remains of 146,142 soldiers who died there during WWI



Sacred Way - Voie Sacree Memorial - - Frieze depicting Locomotive and workmen- Fireze depicting Locomotive and workmen

Sacred Way – Voie Sacree – Verdun – Meuse

November 3, 2015

The historic Sacred Way – Voie Sacree was the main communication road to the front and the logistics and strategic center of the Battle of Verdun during WWI


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Marais de la Seudre in Mornac


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Timber framed houses and flowers in Eguisheim


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Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, built with the local black stone


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