On 22 August 1914, the Espinette plateau was the theatre of a brief, but bloody, confrontation between the German army and the 28th regiment of French soldiers, the majority of whom came from the Évreux region. Various educational panels allow you to immerse yourself in the history of the Battles of the Sambre, also known as the Battles of Charleroi. The Espinette plateau offers an overview of the various battle sites along the Sambre river. You will also discover how the population organised themselves to care for the wounded and how a farm became a prison for British and French prisoners. At the cemetery, a monument to the dead, which has been carved into a large block from the Stenuick quarries in Fontaine-l’Évêque, and an apple tree planted during the centenary commemorations inspire us to remember.
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