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World War I stones of mourning (The)

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4212

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00:04:32

Production year

2014

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Summary

Memorials were erected everywhere in France to commemorate the soldiers who died during World War I (1914-1918). Annette Becker and Rémi Dalisson, two historians, describe this trend and explain the particular meaning of these monuments, both as testimonies of the violence of this war and mass death, but also as symbols used by each community to pay tribute to all its soldiers who died for the French Republic.

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