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My family in WWII

Posted February 25th, 2014 at 05:08 AM by Francois le Francais

My great-grand-parents were too old to fight.
One of them was part of the "continentale" where all old people were sent. He wasnt part of the combats.
Once back in his house after the armistice he was supposed to give his rifle, but he kept it cause he was a passionate hunter. He liked to walk through the valleys in search of some preys. He was teacher. The part of the country where he lived was invaded by Germans after november 42 ; only old Germans were stationed there,...
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My family history from WWI

Posted February 25th, 2014 at 04:03 AM by Francois le Francais
Updated September 4th, 2014 at 03:31 PM by Francois le Francais

Hello all,

I will talk here about my great-grand-fathers who fought in WWI.
He was aged 40, he was father of a daughter, so he wasnt sent to the front lines. That's probably the reason he survived. He served the whole war. He fought in about all fronts, from Somme to Verdun and the Marne. He had only daughters, so he never talked about it cause girls were not interested in war stories.
His wife went to Paris to work during the war. As France needed manpower for every...
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