Sambre Rouge : La vallée de la Hantes - Beaumont - Belgique
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter
N 50° 14.109 E 004° 14.052
31U E 588018 N 5565505
Quick Description: [FR] Les corps d'armée françaises ont bivouaqué dans la vallée, en bas de la ville. [EN] The French army corps bivouacked in the valley below the town.
Location: Hainaut, Belgium
Date Posted: 1/24/2021 3:39:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM13PHG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
[FR]

"En ce mois d’août 1914, cette vallée est entièrement occupée par les campements des régiments de cavalerie française ainsi que par l’artillerie chargée de l’appui général. A cette époque des prémices de l’automobile, le cheval reste la principale force de traction des voitures, ambulances, forges de campagne, chariots de ravitaillement, bagages des troupes, chariots et caissons de munitions. Il en faut des centaines pour bouger l’ensemble des véhicules. Les prés et le fourrage priment en qualité et la riche vallée fournit une eau abondante et propre. A cette époque, les moulins à eau sont toujours en service et seront bien utiles pour le pain des soldats."

[EN]

"In this month of August 1914, this valley was entirely occupied by the camps of the French cavalry regiments and the artillery in charge of the general support. At this time of the beginnings of the automobile, the horse remained the main traction force for cars, ambulances, field forges, supply wagons, troop luggage, wagons and ammunition boxes. Hundreds of them were needed to move all the vehicles. Meadows and fodder are of prime quality and the rich valley provides abundant and clean water. At this time, the water mills are still in use and will be very useful for the soldiers' bread."

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Group that erected the marker: Town of Beaumont

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Rue de la Poterne
Beaumont, Wallonie Belgique
6500


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