Directory of 177,000 fighters mentioned in thirty Guestbooks and seventy-five Regimental Histories.
The Army records all the actions of the regiments, day by day, in registers called regimental histories. During the First World War, all the military actions, namely the movements, the exploits of the soldiers, are scrupulously detailed.
At the end of the conflict, these registers were transmitted to the Ministry of War. (This information, collected in Guestbooks, was published by the Army), by cities and departments or by institutions such as Grandes Ecoles. These are lists of well-deserved soldiers of the Nation, because of their brave or heroic behavior..
The initial project of establishing a national guestbook listing all the dead of the First World War unfortunately did not happen.
Répertoire de 177 000 combattants mentionnés dans une trentaine de Livres d'Or et soixante-quinze Historiques régimentaires.
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