The army of Alsace, formed in the aftermath of the defeat at Mulhouse, finally received its commander, General Paul Pau, mutilated veteran of the Franco-Prussian war. The same day, the 13th of August, the army of Alsace launched an attack on the village of Montreux-Vieux and its surroundings. Montreux-Vieux became the first Alsacian village to be taken by the French army.
With the First World War having already started in the East of Europe and Germany mobilizing its troops, France in 1914 declared the order to mobilize 3,000,000 men from the 2nd to 18th of August 1914.
This is a fictional story about the life a French soldier during the First World War in 1914. It is based on historical facts, names and places have been changed.
The Siege and Battle of Alésia (52 BC)
Gaul (which approximately corresponds to today’s France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland , Italy and Germany) was mainly under the dominance of Rome. When the tribe of the Eburones (certainly living around the Dutch Limburg region) rebelled against Rome and annihilated the famous XIV Legion, a feeling of rebellion spread the pacified Gallic tribes. Continue reading The Siege and Battle of Alésia