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22nd November 1918, eleven days after the signing of the armistice put an end to World War I, the French army, welcomed by a jubilant crowd, marched into Strasbourg. After half a century under German rule, Alsace returned to France like a child separated from its mother for too long. The reality was nevertheless a lot more complicated.
Pulled between two cultures, what was the Alsatians’ experience of this war? And how Alsace was used, by both sides, to justify one of the bloodiest conflicts in history.
Between propaganda and combat in the snowy heights, Alsace was more than a mere battle field.
Writer & Director & Editor Édouard Lenormand Nicolas Engel Mathieu Bonneau Vincent Tejero Manuel Senut (Les Dockeurs)
Music Arianne Bonneau
Voice-over Vincent Tejero
Source ECPAD NARA Gallica Archives de Strasbourg BNU
DIRECTOR : LES DOCKEURS
Les Dockeurs is a collective of filmmakers with a shared passion for history and the documentary. Together they decipher archives, sometimes more than a century old, rekindling the forgotten images of the 20th century’s major events.