They died “at the hands of France.” Obstinate, 100 years later, the memory of the fallen 740 “shot for example” remains. Certainly, they do not equate the million and a half soldiers who “died for France” during the 52 months it took this conflict to end. But, despite everything, they haunt our minds and hearts; these young soldiers who did not know, and could not survive the fear, the duty, the madness that battered them to death.
Fusillés pour l’exemple, l’ultime combat
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