Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The first to be killed in 1914?

An article in the newspaper Est-Republicain claims that the unfortunate Corporal Jules Peugeot (44th Infantry, shown left) was not the first Frenchman to be killed during the First World War - because he was killed on 2 August, before war was declared! The dubious honour of the first Frenchman to be killed in the war proper, according to new research, seems to have been Soldier Georges Bigard (165th Infantry), killed in a bombardment outside Montmédy at 0340 on 4 August.

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