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Great War Centenary 2014-2018 website by Paul Reed

News: Appeal For Information On Lorient Poilus

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On 2 August 1914, France mobilized four million men. In Lorient, nearly 1,400 Poilus did not see the end of the war. Patrick Bollet undertook painstaking research to try to clarify this figure and thus honour the memory of all those men.

It sought to develop a biographical sketch for everyone but for 61 of them, he has no information, hence the call in our columns. In addition, the prospect of publishing and exhibition, he seeks any documents that illustrate the work.

Therefore, there will be a regular meeting at the Archives for Wednesday and Friday from February 27 to March 8, 2013 from 10 am at 12 h and 14 h to 17 h to collect information on the dead of the war in France 14-18: booklet, photographs, correspondence …

Contact: (+33) 02 97 02 22 42

A list of 61 Poilus (pdf – 45 KB)

archives@mairie-lorient.fr

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Author: ww1centenary

Military Historian & author who works in Television: visiting & interpreting battlefields all over the world. Currently working on WW1 projects for 2014-18.

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