Centre d'Interprétation Marne 14/18

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Chapelle Russe à Saint Hilaire

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Monument de Navarin

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Monument de la 1ère Victoire de la Marne à Mondement

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Fort de la Pompelle à Reims

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Vallée du Camp Moreau

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Monument américain du Blanc Mont

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Mémorial national des Batailles de la Marne à Dormans

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Site de la Main de Massiges

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Ossuaire de la Gruerie

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Yesterday &

Today meet

Village of

Nauroy

1919

For the majority of the war this village was occupied by German soldiers.

In 1919, the mayors of Nauroy and Moronvilliers agreed not to rebuild them. The land of these two villages was classed as a red zone and purchased by the French state. Part of it became military terrain and the rest was resold and progressively re-cultivated. In 1926, a few families decided to finance this remembrance site.

In 1950 the names of the two villages were attached to the nearest villages; Nauroy was attached to the village of Beine, becoming Beine-Nauroy and Moronvilliers to the village of Pontfaverger, becoming Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers.

For the majority of the war these two villages were occupied by German soldiers. The French offensive of April 1917 won the French soldiers a slight advancement, but the conquest of some of the summits was difficult and the French succeeded in holding them but at the price of heavy losses in the two camps. This part of the front was essentially composed of trenches, networks of barbed wire, concrete and underground shelters and areas of artillery. 

 

The chapel of Nauroy is a small chapel in white stone. It serves as a War Memorial. The pediment, supported by two columns, represents a woman in tears with a backdrop of desolation. This chapel is situated in front of the remains of the cemetery and the village's old church. The monument pays homage to the destroyed village of Nauroy.

 

Timeline

A land of history and memory,

Still today Marne carries deep scars bearing witness to the bitterness of the ceaseless fighting that continued throughout the Great War.

Use this timeline to discover the major dates of this conflict, the chronology of the fighting, the key personalities and also the repercussions of the international and national events on a local level.

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