« Down Memory Lane »

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To travel through time, to rediscover the traces of the past. Made of History and history footnotes gestures and know-how, traditions and folklore, real or legendary characters...
Through the articles of this blog, our writers, ambassadors and your favourite stories will contribute to revive yesteryear's Ardennes and Lorraine.

Edmond Dauchot, the photographer of the Ardennes, and the invigorating wandering through his region.

19
juin
2015

Par 19 juin 2015 Catégories Other Pas de commentaires

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A fascinating Ardennes in black and white I invite you to discover an exceptional photographer who plunges us into yesteryear’s Ardennes. His name: Edmond Dauchot. This town boy, born in Gosselies near Charleroi, decides to abandon a very comfortable family life to settle in the Upper-Ardennes. I’m talking of the nineteen thirties. He…

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Travel in Folon’s country (1934-2005)

8
juin
2015

Par 8 juin 2015 Catégories Facts and Historical sites Pas de commentaires

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Two bronzes and 16 stained-glass windows in Belgian Luxembourg Jean-Michel Folon was born in Uccle, in Walloon Brabant. This Belgian artist is renowned worldwide. He has touched many things with talent : painting, water-colours engraving, sculpture, ceramics. He associated with remarkable craftsmen to create tapestries, stained-glass windows, bronzes. His universe in inhabited by…

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The post-war reconstruction

1
juin
2015

Par 1 juin 2015 Catégories 2nd World War 1 commentaire

La place du Bronze détruite, La Roche J.-M. Bodelet

The investigation of a journalist of those days : how does La Roche rebuild itself ? Rummaging through my grandparent’s attic, I happened upon some old press articles dating back to the immediate post-war period. One of them particularly caught my attention. It relates to an investigation by Roger Crouquet, for Le soir…

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Commemorate the Battle of the Bulge

1
juin
2015

Par 1 juin 2015 Catégories 2nd World War 2 commentaires

101st Airborne Museum P. Willems

December 2014 : 70 years ago, the Ardennes became a vast battlefield with the sadly famous « Battle of the Bulge ». It was the 16th of December 1944. The last witnesses of this battle are leaving us one after the other with their war memories. In this context, to safeguard the memory, the «…

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The Ardennes and its museums dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge, the will to keep the memory alive.

24
avr
2015

Par 24 avril 2015 Catégories 2nd World War, Facts and Historical sites 6 commentaires

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The « martyr » town of Bastogne has no less than 5 museums dedicated to the battle that devastated the Ardennes a second time in under 4 years. There are many other institutions that bring forward the audacity of the allied armies or the civilian’s day to day life. In each one of them, the…

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