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Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.

Gaston René Léon Monmousseau was born in Luynes on 17th January 1883. He was the son of John and Mary Silvine Monmousseau.

Gaston spent his childhood in Azay-sur-Cher. 674 more words

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Pigeon Post from Tours? The siege of Paris and the use of microdots!

France declared war on Prussia in July of 1870 and so began the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71 (1).  The south German states, allied with Prussia and the superior organisation and Krupp manufactured artillery pieces of the Prussian and German armies made short work of the French forces. 963 more words

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Les “Tambours tourangeaux” ~ playing in Descartes this Sunday!

Les “Tambours tourangeaux” will be playing in Descartes market on Sunday, 26th July from 10am to 12noon and then, from 3pm, starting from the Descartes Museum they will be leading a guided tour in the footsteps of René Descartes through the town. 8 more words

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German Youth against Nazisim ~ a new local exhibition

“THE WHITE ROSE” is a temporary exhibition at the Maison du Souvenir de Maillé, 1 rue de la Paix, 37800 Maillé. It runs until 31st August 2015. 113 more words

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More on bonnets of the Touraine

Hi all, image from an old postcard I recently bought at a brocante in the area.

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Demarccation Line, Descartes, South Touraine

It seems that no matter how often you visit a place there’s always something new…something you’ve missed. Here’s the Demarcation Line marker at the very edge of the town, on the Avenue du Maréchal Leclerc.

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