august, 2020

21augAll Day23PostponedMusic of war – Music of PeaceVerdun Memorial, FranceDue to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until 2021. To find out more information please contact the organisers in the first instance.

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Event Details

On the hundredth anniversary of the choice of the Unknown Solider in the Underground Citadel of Verdun, and following on from the historic reconstruction organised with such success in 2018, the EPCC Mémorial de Verdun  – Champ de bataille presents a 2nd edition of the “Historic Reconstruction 1914-1918 – Verdun, a shared memory”, on the theme “Music of War – Music of Peace.”

To mark the centenary of the choice of the Unknown Soldier, the EPCC Mémorial de Verdun – Champ de bataille wishes to pay tribute at Verdun, the world capital of peace, not only to the 1914-18 generation but also to the “music of war and the music of peace”, both past and present, in an international setting. Military music that in the past accompanied so many men into the cacophony of the WW1 battlefields is now serving to bring nations together.

While paying tribute to the soldiers of the Great War, this living history event is intended to educate and to serve as a memorial: it is intended to present to a wide public those who fought in the Great War, all nations together, at Verdun and on the battlefield, through the reconstruction of a large military camp serving as the base for all the re-enactors, exhibitions of hardware and equipment of the time, a torchlight procession, historical parades, an historical and musical spectacle and educational events on the iconic sites of the Battle of Verdun in 1916. Musical events and concerts on the theme “Music of War – Music of Peace” will be staged throughout the weekend at Verdun and on the battlefield and will showcase the different facets and characteristics of music during the First World War. To respect the now-peaceful nature of this site, there will be no reconstructions of fighting or battles.

Time

august 21 (Friday) - 23 (Sunday)

Location

Verdun Memorial

1, avenue du Corps européen

Organizer

Memorial de Verduninfo@memorial-verdun.fr

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