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Tout jeune il avait vu sa villa natale envahie, puis sa province mutilée il avait, suivant l’émouvante image de Jules Ferry, entendu monter derrière la crête bleue des Vosges, les lamentations des vaincus.
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If some of you still wonder how or why parts of the world stop and stare at their TV screens for days at a time watching people ride up and down and left and right on the small French provincial roads every summer, well it is for those exact reasons highlighted in the first 10 days of this year’s Tour de France. 1,084 more words
The second day of the Tour de France in the beautiful Vosges includes some of the towns and villages which suffered terrible destruction in the Great War. 632 more words
The Tour de France in the Vosges and Alsace passes some of the most historically interesting parts of the area, places significant in the period before the Great War when Alsace and Lorraine were under German occupation and sites of sadness and commemoration afterwards. 659 more words