Monday, August 11, 2014

Merci ! 100 photos pour un Centenaire

This year marks one hundred years since the start of World War 1 with approximately ten million soldiers having given their lives. Although very little ground was ever gained or lost during this war, it was extremely bloody and it was fought primarily in trenches.

Paris is paying tribute to the soldiers from France and abroad who died fighting for the freedom of their country with the exhibit, Merci ! 100 photos pour un Centenaire. The exhibit is an extraordinary collection of 100 photos along the Champs Elysées near to the Grand Palais and near to the metro stop Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau. The exhibit was devised and produced by the journalist, Jean-Claude Narcy with the assistance of historian Jean-Pierre Verney.

If you are in Paris do not miss this beautiful and moving presentation. It will continue until the end of September.

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