Thursday, 3 December 2009

Foret des Écrivains Combattants


Memorial stone at the Foret des Écrivains Combattants

This forest is only a few kilometres from our house. It was planted as a memorial to the writers and poets that died in the "Great" war, World War I. The inscription reads (loosely translated): "In memory of the 560 writers that died in the struggle against the invasion. The Association of War Writers has planted these trees in the struggle against flooding." The forest was planted in the late 20s as part of a massive reforestation effort to reduce the risk of landslip during heavy rains.

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