French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war

The name of dragoons officer Hubert Rochereau is commemorated on a war memorial in Bélâbre, his native village in central France, along with those of other young men who lost their lives in the first world war. Continue reading…

French and German presidents mark 100 years since start of first world war

On a high ridge in the Vosges mountains, where 30,000 German and French soldiers died in the first world war trenches, the presidents of France andGermany stood side by side in a silence, then turned to each other for a long hug. Continue reading…