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The Natzwiller-Struthof concentration camp in Alsace

The 21st of April 1941 saw the official opening of the Natzwiller-Struthof, a concentration camp located in the annexed region of Alsace. Though the numbers are not precise, it is estimated that among the 52,000 people that were deported in the camp around half of them did not survive.

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First World War : the Marne

A hundred years ago from the 5th September to the 12th September 1914, the first battle of the Marne happened between Germany and Franco-British troops.

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First World War : 29th of August 1914

On the 29th of August,  the allied powers are unable to stop the German advance on the western front. Some parts of France are already under complete German occupation. Paris, a German target,  felt threatened by this advance and the French government made the decision to leave Paris and settle in the city of Bordeaux, in the South.

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First World War : 26th of August 1914

On the 26th of August, the allied troops are retreating in front of the German advance.

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First World War: 25th August 1914

After the disastrous battles of Morhange, Sarrebourg and the retreats in this last half of the first month of the war, the II French Army is asked to defensively deployed in what is called the ” Trouée de Charmes “, a large territory in the Meurthe-et-Moselle, not far from the city of Nancy. The Trouée is a large territory empty of any fortifications.