La Grande guerre des Bas-Alpins: militaires et civils au front et à l'arrière

TitleLa Grande guerre des Bas-Alpins: militaires et civils au front et à l'arrière
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLabadie, Jean-Christophe
Number of Pages287
PublisherDigne-les-Bains: Archives départementales des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
CityHaute-Provence
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This book tells about the Great War of the Lower Alps: at the front, the living and death conditions of the soldiers; at the rear, the mobilization of the bodies and minds of women, old people, schoolchildren, refugees, foreigners, and German prisoners of war. This book reveals the terrible human toll the Great War took on the population of the Lower Alps region. Lower Alpine blood flowed in abundance on the battlefields of the Great War. Haute Provence suffered even more than other areas such that the armistice of November 11, 1918 was a victory more for its dead than the few who survived. Today, only war memorials remind us of the remains of a vanished world. This publication constitutes the synthesis of the project of the Departmental Archives of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence which was carried out from 2014 to 2018 as part of the centenary of the Great War in the form of exhibitions, publications, conferences, educational actions, and cultural projects. 

Translated TitleThe Great War of the Lower Alps: Soldiers and Civilians at the Front and the Back
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