Association Nationale 1914-1918

A la découverte des sites de la Grande Guerre

The “Lost Battalion”of the 77th division

October 2–7, 1918 On October 2 the 77th Division, attacking northward in the Argonne Forest as the left division of the I Corps and American First Army, encountered heavy resistance and made little progress except in the zone of action of the 308th Infantry. Six companies of that regiment and parts of two companies of […]

Stars and Stripes

After visiting “Belleau Wood battle field” on June 3rd , 2018 with our association “Association Nationale 1914 1918”, it was mandatory to stop at the near Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. Some of us were near the mast during the sunset ceremony and a few minutes later another flag went up. Cliquer pour agrandir la photo After […]

Doctor Harvey Cushing in Boulogne-sur-mer

In Boulogne-Sur-Mer, a north of France harbour, during WW1 on the site of Nausicaa (National sea life center) was a Casino the “palais de Neptune” (Neptune’s palace) inaugurated in 1825 and facing the sea. This Casino was very successful with numerous British customers, games being then forbidden in England… Some years later will continue to […]

November 11, 1918… one minute before 11hrs

On November 11,1918 at 5 am an Armistice agreement was signed between the Allies and Germany in a railroad car in Rethondes – Compiegne forest, Oise, France. By this accord a cease fire will take place at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. Cliquer pour agrandir la photo Members of our association […]

Corporal Freddies Stowers

Grandson of a slave, Freddies Stowers an African-American hero was born in Sandy Springs, South Carolina, on January 12, 1896, during the first world war he was a corporal in the 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division(colored). He died in action on September 28, 1918 near Ardeuil-et-Monfauxelles in the Ardennes France. He was posthumously awarded the Medal […]

Château-Thierry The American Aisne-Marne Memorial

The World War 1 Chateau-Thierry American Monument was erected by the United States of America to commemorate the battles of the American troops during 1918. This monument who celebrates the fraternity between America and France is managed by the A.B.M.C. (American Battle Monuments Commission). Between May and June 1918, the German army launches a big […]