Meaux, France — A historical reenactment of the first Battle of the Marne will be unfolding in and around Meaux the weekend of September 3rd and 4th. Reenactment groups bringing together some 250 participants from numerous nationalities will be on hand to parade in various World War I uniforms, set up a bivouac at the foot of the museum devoted to World War I, Le Musée de la Grande Guerre, with period costumes, equipment and vehicles that take the visitor back to the World War I era. Other activities include passenger pigeon races, feather quill writing workshops, board games and war games. There are 8 miles (13 kilometers) of trails leading from the museum that traces where parts of the Battle of the Marne took place.
The Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, which opened its doors on November 11th, 2011 on the land of the first Battle of the Marne, is the largest museum in Europe devoted to World War I and is regarded as an institution of reference for the history of the Great War. The museum, mainly drawing on its extensive collections and with loans from other museums, is currently featuring a temporary exhibition devoted to the trenches through more than 300 objects, maps, archives and videos enabling the visitor to understand the nature of what French historian and the curator of the exhibition François Cochet terms the System-Trenches. The trenches exhibition is on through January 2nd, 2023.
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