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Jean Noviel


« The past is never dead. It’s not even past. »  William Faulkner.

The landscapes affected by the Great War during the Battle of Champagne are at the heart of this work, more specifically the outline of the front north of the department of Marne. In September 1915, the French decided to launch an offensive against this heavily fortified German position. This little-known 12-day battle resulted in thousands of dead, which were quickly overshadowed by the horror of Verdun. 

One hundred years later, what remains of the memory of these lands which land consolidation and agriculture have profoundly transformed?

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