Peace and joy

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Young girls and women are marching to celebrate the end of the war and Lorraine freedom. France 1918

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Tribute

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On the eve of celebrating the armistice day and the 100th anniversary of world war I, let’s have a deep thought for all our soldiers.

They could have been our sons, our brothers, our fathers. Generation gap has placed them to the rank of grand-fathers, then great grand-fathers or uncles.

If sorrow fades away with time, bewilderment grasps us with the horror of such a war. Fear and pain that our soldiers had to endure have turned into a powerful and dull cry – so that we don’t forget. 

Young soldiers

 

 

Maréchal des Logis Christian TASTET and his brother Lieutenant Armand TASTET

Christian TASTET was starting his military career in the 25th regiment of Artillery in Strasbourg              Armand was a pupil of Saint-Cyr College at Coëtquidan (Morbihan, France)

Regiment

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12th regiment of hussars – 1912

How to find the regiment of your ancestor ? Its grade, decoration and military file.

♦♦♦ On the photograph of your ancestor, the details shown on his uniform can give you this type of information. N°12 on the collar means “12th regiment”, the flame engraved in the buttons indicates “hussars”.

Above a photograph of the 12th regiment of Hussars located in France. The picture has been taken in 1912.