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To travel through time, to rediscover the traces of the past. Made of History and history footnotes gestures and know-how, traditions and folklore, real or legendary characters...
Through the articles of this blog, our writers, ambassadors and your favourite stories will contribute to revive yesteryear's Ardennes and Lorraine.

2nd World War

The post-war reconstruction


Par 1 juin 2015 Catégories 2nd World War Pas de commentaires

La place du Bronze détruite, La Roche J.-M. Bodelet

The investigation of a journalist of those days : how does La Roche rebuild itself ? Rummaging through my grandparent’s attic, I happened upon some old press articles dating back to the immediate post-war period. One of them particularly caught my attention. It relates to an investigation by Roger Crouquet, for Le soir…

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The Ardennes and its museums dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge, the will to keep the memory alive.


Par 24 avril 2015 Catégories 2nd World War, Facts and Historical sites Pas de commentaires

Bastogne Barracks cave09anj

The « martyr » town of Bastogne has no less than 5 museums dedicated to the battle that devastated the Ardennes a second time in under 4 years. There are many other institutions that bring forward the audacity of the allied armies or the civilian’s day to day life. In each one of them, the…

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