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langres en guerre 1914 1918 exposition retrospective.

LANGRES EN GUERRE 1914-1918

at Langres
  • Almost 45 years after the war of 1870, which had opposed France to Prussia, the game of alliances plunges Europe into a new conflict in 1914. Located away from the front, Langres nevertheless retains its status as a military stronghold : defense, barracks of troops, specific regulations related to the presence of soldiers ...

    If the city never knew the fire between 1914 and 1918, it however assists the events in privileged spectator. Since the mobilization, from August 2 to 18, 1914, until...
    Almost 45 years after the war of 1870, which had opposed France to Prussia, the game of alliances plunges Europe into a new conflict in 1914. Located away from the front, Langres nevertheless retains its status as a military stronghold : defense, barracks of troops, specific regulations related to the presence of soldiers ...

    If the city never knew the fire between 1914 and 1918, it however assists the events in privileged spectator. Since the mobilization, from August 2 to 18, 1914, until the return of the 21st Infantry Regiment in March 1919, the city lives to the rhythm of troop movements, convoy of wounded, shortages, temporarily accommodates refugees and becomes a important training center for the US Army from the autumn of 1917.