In part two of Hélène Méhault’s interview, we’ll rewind time back to World War 1. The stories shared in this interview are not the historical facts you’ve learnt in your class textbooks. We’re going to take a closer look at the role of women during the Great War. Also, you’ll discover how the reconstruction process went in post-war France and how cemeteries and memorials are actually a legacy from this tormented period.
[05 min 10 sec] Developments in medicine and psychology
[11 min 00 sec] The role of women during WWI: work
[14 min 10 sec] Women and moral support
[17 min 17 sec] After the war: ruins
[18 min 58 sec] The red zone
[22 min 32 sec] Lessons from the war
[23 min 55 sec] Cemeteries and memorials
[28 min 50 sec] How Helen came to love history
Links & Resources
- Marne 14-18 (Centre d’Interprétation de Suippes): http://www.marne14-18.fr
- French Your Way Podcast, episode 82 : The Difference Between Deuxième and Second in French: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast82
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