On the 7th of September my recent Great War Centennial tour group spent a day at Villeroy, France, where the Battle of the Marne broke out exactly 100 years and 2 days earlier. Philippe Braquet and his staff at the local museum organized an reenactment of the battle. Rather than one big battle, groups were taken on a circuit tour that included an encampment, the experience of mobilization, transport to the battlefield via taxis, an infantry assault, cavalry, and artillery displays. Here are some images from the day's events.
|Advancing French Troops Under Fire|
|Encampment Behind the Lines|
|New Troops Receiving Orders for the Front|
|French Prisoners Taken to the Rear|
The German Team of Reenactors Has Produced a Documentary of the Event
View it at http://vimeo.com/106737125
|French Poliu in Post Marne Uniform and Kit|