23 janvier 2009

Winter 1915-1916: Angèle is ever-present in Henri's letters

Henri used to share frequently news about Angèle, his wife, whom he tried to meet as often as possible: "...For two days, I have been staying with Angèle, 20 kilometers away from the Boches [sic]. Although amazing, this is exact anyhow: with enough boldness and determination, you can brave anything..." [Letter dated 7th April 1915] "... I just had left Angèle on the 5th May; then, on the 9th and on the 10th of this month, we had to give a vigorous battle on Loos [...]" [Letter dated 26th July 1915] "... On the 3rd July, we were... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2009

Heavy burden for the survivors

The Women, in the family, had survived these eight deadly years. They were lonely, from now on. Survivors, indeed, but for ever wounded. And their wounds were becoming quite heavy to bear... So heavy that they would have to share them, now, with the oncoming generations. Nowadays, time has come when the marks left by the tragedy are fading slowly, inexorably, ... Church Tower in Mont-Saint Eloi, Artois: photographed in February 1916 by Henri Baudiment, then in April 2006 by Louis Cazaubon. Church in Bouvigny, Artois:... [Lire la suite]
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