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Three famous people who fought in the First World War

The First World War mobilized millions of men and women across the world. Among them were famous people, famous from before, during or after the conflict.

The following list contains the name and short story of some of these men who served in the French army :

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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.

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First World War : 22nd of August 1914 the bloodiest day

A hundred years ago, France knew the bloodiest day of its history. Never before or after this day has France lost so many soldiers.