Category Archives: World War I

Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.


Gaston René Léon Monmousseau was born in Luynes on 17th January 1883. He was the son of John and Mary Silvine Monmousseau. Gaston spent his childhood in Azay-sur-Cher. After leaving school he was apprenticed to a carpenter from Luynes. After … Continue reading

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Notes on Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, in the city of Tours ~ fresh veg, Yankie shoes and union strikes


Saint-Pierre-des-Corps is on the site of an ancient Bronze Age settlement and it was on its current boundaries that the Romans once burned their dead. From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century it was an area for market gardening … Continue reading

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War Memorials in the village cemetery of Paulmy, South Touraine, France (37)


Below are images of memorials in the cemetery of Paulmy in the South Touraine to those who were killed during the two World Wars (1914-18 and 1939-45).

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Transport of goods by road ~ Touraine 1913


Here is an extract from: The Young Farmer, Some Things He Should Know, Thomas F. Hunt, Published by, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Limited, 1913. Chapter 18: FACILITIES FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION “…. the United States is still behind other … Continue reading

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