Photo Gallery: Remembering 'La Grande Guerre'
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Photo Gallery: Remembering 'La Grande Guerre'

World War I Centenary The Symbolic Power of French Victory

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.
Von Romain Leick
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan