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Exhibition : History

"De Gaulle-Adenauer: the creators of Franco-German relations"

"De Gaulle-Adenauer: the creators of Franco-German relations"
© expo De Gaulle-Adenauer : les bâtisseurs de l’amitié franco-allemande
  • Opening periods
    • from Saturday 16 August 2014 to Tuesday 30 September 2014
    • Address:

      Hôtel de Ville
      5500 DINANTBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    This itinerant exhibition pays homage to the first Franco-German partnership, with the help of 20 digital  informative boards. In Dinant from 16/08 to 30/09/14!


    Explore 50 years of Franco-German relations on every level, such as diplomatic, cultural, educational, economic and local. Discover also the importance of the Franco-German cooperation for the future of Europe. The exhibition puts particular emphasis on:

    • The signification of the Franco-German reconciliation: first joint Franco-German military exercise in Mourmelon-le-Grand on 8 July 1962, Mass at the cathedral in Reims on 8 July 1962 and the signing of the Elysée Treaty in January 1963.

    • The contemporary issues of the "Franco-German partnership": 50 years of bilateral relations and the current situation of a cooperation, which is now more than ever in the European framework.


    The following themes are covered throughout the exhibition:


    • European youths,
    • From one war to another,
    • The shared experience of anti-Nazism,
    • The construction of Europe before 1958,
    • The union of 2 symbols,
    • The meeting of people - Konrad Adenauer in France,
    • The meeting of people - Charles de Gaulle in Germany,
    • The signing of the Elysée Treaty,
    • The period after the signing.


    The Unveiling of the Charles de Gaulle Statue

    We know the decisive role played by the General in the course of 20th century history.

    However, many choose to ignore that in 1914, on the 15 August to be exact, the young Lieutenant Charles de Gaulle was injured on the Dinant bridge during intense battles before the massacres on the 23 August 1914.

    A statue will be erected in the memory of this great man on Friday 15 August on the exact spot where he was injured: on the Charles de Gaulles Bridge at 11am. An event also part of the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and of the massacres in August 1914.

    Find out about our other events commemorating the First World War.


    Information

    • website : http://www.dinant.be/culture/centre-culturel/commemorations#adenauer

    PLUSTourist information on the town DINANT
    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.