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Winston Churchill called [WWI] 'the hardest, cruellest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought.' #armisticeday 🧵 American Cemetery in Suresn...
#Armistice was agreed for November 11 at 11 CET 1918: that day 2,738 men died en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice… ↓
The last French man to die was Augustin Trébuchon. He was 40 and he died carrying a message "Rassemblement à 11h 30 pour le ravitaillement" –> "Muster at 11.30 for food." ↓ Photo by Tadeo59370: Sépult...
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#11novembre #armistice
Connaissez vous Raoul Magrin-Vernerey?
Non?
C'est normal. Personne n'en parle. Jamais.
Vous le connaissez peut-être sous le pseudo de Ralph Monclar.Mais peu probable également.
#thread sur l'un des officiers français les plus décorés de l'histoire.
Né à Budapest de parents français instituteurs au lycée français de Vienne, il grandit dans le Doubs. Il tente de s'engager dans la légion étrangère à 16ans. Mais trop jeune, il reprend ses études et rentre à Saint-Cyr en 1912. En sort en 1914 comme sous-lieutenant.
La première guerre mondiale éclate, et Raoul est affecté au 60e RI, régiment d'élite datant de Louis XIX.
De la Moselle à la Somme en passant par l'Aisne jusqu'à l'offensive générale de 1918, Magrin-Vernerey est de toutes les grandes batailles et son palmarès est impressionnant.
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#11Novembre #ArmisticeDay Today it is 103 years since the Signature of the #armistice however the state of war persisted until the signature of the Treaty of Versailles in June 28th 1919
In France it is remembered as #ArmisticeDay , in other allied countries it changed to #RemembranceDay and in the US was changed to #VeteransDay
The WWI was called initially optimistically The war to end all wars, today it is used more ironically as the WWII brought more devastation. It took me a lot to starting to get an idea of understanding the world before, during the 2 world wars, and after... ⤵️
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<thread> En ce jour de commémoration de l'#Armistice et d'entrée au #Panthéon de #MauriceGenevoix, quelques ressources non exhaustives, pistes, réflexions "en touffe, sans les mettre en bouquet", comme dirait Cyrano.
(image : @laBnF)
#WW1 #ArmisticeDay #Armistice2020

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Constat amusé : la recherche d'images #Google sur le mot #Armistice donne ceci (image ci-dessous). L'occasion de revenir sur certains points en #EMI, notamment la méthode de recherche et ce qui entre en jeu dans les résultats.
Précision : ce tweet n'est pas sponsorisé ! 😏
Ma très modeste collection @pearltrees, bien incomplète, sur la #PremièreGuerreMondiale :

➡️ pearltrees.com/lvighier/premi…
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En ce 11 nov, je voulais vous parler des morts de la guerre.

Maudite soit la guerre

#Armistice

monument de Saint-Martin-d'Estréaux
1)1,4 millions de poilus français ont trouvé la mort sur les champs de bataille.

10 millions de morts en Europe.

Une véritable boucherie
2)La difficulté pour les familles étaient que bcp n’avaient pas la possibilité de se recueillir sur le corps de leur proche
Au début des combats, les soldats avaient été enterrés dans des fosses communes, en vrac
On envisagea même de les brûler
Tollé des familles et de l’Eglise
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I am a specialist in 18th-19th Cy European history, but I once spent a summer doing research on the First World War. Here in honor of #WWI100 are some of the horrible things I learned:
First, some numbers: in #WWI an average of 900 French and 1300 German soldiers died EVERY DAY. At the end, 20,000,000 (twenty million) soldiers were disabled. 2/n
Western Front was 475 miles long, but it is estimated that 25,000 miles of trenches snaked along it. #WWI was a boon to the barbed-wire industry. Before 1914, British Army annually used 2500 shovels. During it? 2,500,000
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The #WorldWar1 Armistice signing was enthusiastically celebrated in China, too - with street rallies, a military parade, and even a new commemorative gate. It might have been the "European War" 歐戰, but for many Chinese it held promise of redress for colonial invasion.
#WWI100
"The World Will Be Made Safe For Democracy"
"為世界造和平“ Creating Peace for the World
”世界大同“ Great Global Unity
are some of the signs held aloft in November 1918 in Beijing.
#WorldWar1 #WWI100 #Armistice
(A year later of course, students will be on the streets of Beijing again - protesting the concessions given to Japan after #WWI at the great expense of Chinese sovereignty.)

November 1919 Tiananmen student demonstration
From the Sidney Gamble collection at @DukeLibraries
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Good morning all on this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and #RemembranceDay2018 , the 100th anniversary of the Great War's Armistice.
(Mass for Allied soldiers in a gully on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Sep 1915)
As today (11 Nov 18) is #RemembranceDay #ArmisticeDay100

Please buy a red poppy & help ADF veterans & families

remembranceday.org.au/about-us/remem… …
Australia's Great War (1914-1919)
- 5m population
- 416,809 men enlisted
- more than 60,000 killed in action
- 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner
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