From the ‘poilus’ to the ‘gueules cassées’: how France commemorates the end of WW1

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November, 11th 2018 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of the World War One. To mark the centenary of the armistice, we explore some of the themes and anecdotes that come up when we talk about the ‘Grande Guerre’ here in France. From the ‘poilus’ and the ‘tirailleurs sénégalais’ to the ‘gueules cassées’ and the ‘bleuets’: how does France commemorate the end of the Great War?

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