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World War I

Plateau de Californie - Sculpture by Haim Kern that was stolen

Plateau de Californie – Chemin des Dames

Plateau de Californie, one of the battlefields of the Chemin des Dames, was kept in its war state, planted with pines and turned into a Site of Remembrance

Constellation de la Douleur – Chemin des Dames

Constellation de la Douleur – Chemin des Dames

The Constellation de la Douleur sculptures pay tribute to the French Colonial Troops who died assaulting the Dragon’s Lair on Chemin des Dames during WWI

Entrance to the Caverne du Dragon

Caverne du Dragon – Chemin des Dames – Aisne

The Chemin des Dames Museum was founded above the entrance to the Caverne du Dragon, one of the deadliest battlefields of the failed Nivelle Offensive

Chemin des Dames - Cornflower and poppy field in memory of Commonwealth and French soldiers

Chemin des Dames – Ladies’ Way – Battlefield

Chemin des Dames or Ladies’ Way, an east-west road running along a ridge and major strategic position that became one of the deadliest battlefields of WWI

National Military Cemetery Notre Dame de Lorette

National Military Cemetery Notre Dame de Lorette

National Military Cemetery Notre Dame de Lorette, the largest French military cemetery, gathers the remains of over 40.000 men killed in Artois and Flanders

Remembrance Ring

Remembrance Ring – Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

The Remembrance Ring, a monument inscribed with 579.606 names of soldiers killed during WWI and inaugurated in 2014 to commemorate the Great War Centenary

Mort pour la France - War Memorial

Mort pour la France – Remembrance Day

Mort pour la France – Dead for France, a moving epitaph that follows the names of all the Fallen who are remembered on each French War Memorial

Remembrance Day in a French village

Remembrance Day – Armistice Day – 1914-1918

Remembrance Day – Armistice Day on November 11th, a major national day in France commemorating the anniversary of the end of hostilities during WWI

Moroccan Division Memorial on Vimy Ridge

Moroccan Division Memorial on Vimy Ridge

The 1st Moroccan Division Memorial pays tribute to the Zouaves and French Foreign Legion soldiers who fleetingly seized Vimy Ridge on May 9, 1915

Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial - Mother Canada

Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial – WWI

Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial is dedicated to the Canadian Forces who fought, fell or were presumed dead in France in WWI and have no known grave

Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial Park

Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial Park – WWI

The Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial Park is a large section of the original WWI battlefield cleared of surface debris and preserved in its war state

Ulster Tower Memorial in Thiepval

Ulster Tower Memorial – Thiepval – Somme

The Ulster Tower Memorial in Thiepval in the Somme is dedicated to the men of the 36th Ulster Division who attacked the Schwaben Redoubt on 1July 1916

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis – French Military Cemetery

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis, a WWI French military cemetery where the soldats who fell during the fights of August 1914 and October 1918 are buried
Connaught Cemetery entrance

Connaught Cemetery – Commonwealth Cemetery – Thiepval

Connaught Cemetery, a Commonwealth Cemetery open in 1916 at the edge of Thiepval Wood where the British lines were positioned during the Battle of the Somme
Mill Road Cemetery - flat gravestones

Mill Road Cemetery – Commonwealth Cemetery – Thiepval

Mill Road Cemetery, a Commonwealth Cemetery open in 1917 to bury the soldiers who fell at Beaumont-Hamel and Thiepval during the Battle of the Somme
Poster for the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Bel-Air City

Commemoration of the Centenary of the Bel-Air City

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

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