Sunday, 11 November 2012
November 11: Armistice Day
A post to mark November 11, Armistice Day.
This year, Johnny Hallyday's cover of the French resistance classic le Chant des Partisans.
The song was written by Anna Marly during the war, and was adopted by the French Free Forces and the Resistance fighters in France.
I posted last year about how the tragedy of war is marked in France as everywhere else in Europe, with the sacrifices made by soldiers, civilians and resistance fighters remembered with pride and sadness.
With the hectares of mass graves and the 'Mort Pour La France' plaques adorning walls throughout the country, the toll of war is impossible to forget in France.
We should always remember and continue to hope for the possibility of peace.