Our narrative of the armistice is not the only one. In the east conflict continued, fuelled by the crumbling of empires
- Natalie Nougayrède
- The Guardian
Emmanuel Macron is on a six-day tour of France’s first world warbattleground sites to commemorate the centenary of the armistice.
Anyone who’s spent time in places where the 1914-18 bloodbath unfolded will know this could be an emotional visit.
The fields and forests still bear the scars: the long sinuous furrows formed by the remains of trenches; the 90-metre-wide gaping crater left by the explosion of a mine; or the war museum in Péronne, in the Somme, with its collection of photos of gueules…