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Les Français savent mourir: P.41-1994

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Titles

Les Français savent mourir
La Grande Guerre

Maker(s)

Benito, Eduardo Garcia (Printmaker)
Tolmer & Co. (Publisher)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994-02) by Gurney, Sophie, Mrs

Dating

20th century
Production date: AD 1915

School or Style

French

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring Woodcut

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LA GRANDE GUERRE
  • Location: Sheet upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 2me Série - No.41
  • Location: Sheet upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: BENITO
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: GRAVURE SUR BOIS DE BENITO
  • Location: Sheet lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: LES FRANCAIS SAVENT MOURIR
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Trois brigades française s'étaient retranchées au nord de Soissons, la crue de l'Aisne survint et / les coupa du reste du front. L'ennemi s'en aperçut et profita de ce moment pour lancer tout un / corps d'armée contre les nôtres. Dans ce combat inégal nos soldats soutinrent le choc pendant quatre / journées entières. Dans l'impossibilité de leur envoyer des renforts, le haut commandement jugea / nécessaire de faire retirer les troupes de l'autre côté de la rivière; ce fut un mouvement difficile à / exécuter, il fallait qu'une partie de nos soldats se sacrifia pour sauver l'autre. Le chef du régiment / désigné, s'adressant à ses soldats leur dit : "Mes enfants, nous allons mourir parce qu'il est necessaire / qu'il y eu ait qui meurent pour que les autres vivent et continuent la lutte". / Le régiment se retrancha dans une ferme: les Allemandes étant parvenus en masse considérables / au pied même du mur, derrière lequel nos fantassins tiraient encore, crièront: "Rendez-vous, / Kamarades, Kamarades". Mais les Français ne se rendirent pas.
  • Location: Sheet lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.41-1994
Primary reference Number: 198913
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Audit data

Created: Friday 16 May 2014 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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