Fuck. Book and exhibition about the Great War
In his book dedicated to the history of Bais and the memory of its soldiers, Daniel Dahiot is interested in all Bais men, mobilized during the 1914-1918 war, i.e. those belonging to the classes from 1887 (born 1877) to 1919 (born 1899 ).
In 1911, Bais had 2,447 inhabitants, including 684 households.
Out of 524 men, 437 were mobilized and went to the front. details Daniel Dahiot.
The rest were postponed or exempted for various reasons (illness, disability, etc.). Of the 437 mobilized soldiers, 19 were captured, 100 were wounded, 39 were evacuated due to illness, and 50 were sent home. One hundred and four were decorated, and 129 of them died during the war. Among those 129 dead, 78 were killed in battle, 43 as a result of wounds, illness and gas poisoning, one in captivity in Germany, one at home. Six of them are missing.
In order to retrace all those military journeys, Daniel Dahiot took down all the registration cards, taken from the registers of the Vitré subdivision. The book is also richly illustrated with historical and family photographs. A book Bais and his soldiers in the Great War 1914-1919 (160 pages, the price is not fixed) is published by UNC. It will be available from Friday, November 4, as part of the exhibition in the media library about the Great War.
Sunday, November 6, commemoration of the armistice and the centenary of the war memorial, mass at 11 a.m., ceremony at the war memorial at 12 p.m.: an exhibition about the Great War with a book presentation, from November 4 to 30 in the media library, Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 18:00, Friday from 17:00 to 18:30 and Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00.