Rendez-vous at National cemetery of la Marfée in Noyers-Pont-Maugis

  • la Marfée

    © OT Sedan - S. Ortega Dubois

    la Marfée

    © OT Sedan - S. Ortega Dubois

  • la Marfée

    © OT Sedan - S. Ortega Dubois

    la Marfée

    © OT Sedan - S. Ortega Dubois

  • German cemetery

    © Michel Cougnot

    German cemetery

    © Michel Cougnot

  • German cemetery

    © Michel Cougnot

    German cemetery

    © Michel Cougnot

Rendez-vous at National cemetery of la Marfée in Noyers-Pont-Maugis route de la marfée 08350 noyers pont maugis fr

1914: After defending Sedan for 2 days, the 11th Corps of the 4th French Army withdrew to the left bank of the Meuse late morning on 26th August. The men of the 17th corps were then given the responsibility of defending the plateau of La Marfée. The Germans took them by surprise in the middle of the night and made them put up a fight, eventually forcing them to retreat to Chaumont. At 6 o’clock on 27th August, the Bretons and the Vendeans struck back. Charging with fixed bayonets, they reached Noyers at 9 o'clock and pushed the invaders back to the banks of the Meuse. On the 28th, Joffre ordered a general withdrawal to Paris, which, by an incredible reversal of the situation, was to bring victory in the Marne.

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