Photo Gallery Remembering 'La Grande Guerre'

The passionate commemoration of World War I is a vital element of France's contemporary national cohesion. But before a momentous turning point in August 1914, the country looked to be on the brink of defeat.
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Foto: ARCHIVES/ AFP
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Foto: epa Lucas Dolega/ picture-alliance/ dpa
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Foto: Hulton Archive/ Getty Images
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Foto: A2588 Wolfgang Eilmes/ dpa
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Foto: Corbis