France commemorates the Great War

Published on November 14, 2014
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From August 1914 to November 1918, France was the stage for the most violent and deadly war that history had ever known.

For 5 years, from the North Sea to the Swiss border, with a front line of almost 1,000 kilometres, millions of men from France, Britain, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, America, Russia, India and Senegal, and right across the five continents, armed with the most modern and powerful weapons of the day, fought one another on almost a daily basis.

Their battles and their deaths stained French soil and seared the memory of the world but have also inspired contemporary hopes of international peace.

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