Centenaire de 14-18 : le tocsin va résonner en Pays de Savoie

Par Richard Vivion, France Bleu Pays de Savoie jeudi 31 juillet 2014 à 19:00

Tocsin (image d'illustration).
Tocsin (image d'illustration). © Fotolia.com

C’était il y a cent ans, jour pour jour, le 1er aout 1914, le tocsin résonnait partout en France pour annoncer la mobilisation générale. Pour commémorer ce moment important, marquant le début de la guerre 14-18, le gouvernement invite ce vendredi les maires de toutes les communes françaises à faire sonner le tocsin à 16h. Une idée née en Pays de Savoie.

Le gouvernement invite les maires de toutes les communes de France à faire sonner le tocsin ce vendredi 1er août à 16h, pour commémorer le centenaire de la "mobilisation générale" d'août 1914 et le début de la Première Guerre mondiale. Il y a cent ans, le 1er août 1914 à la même heure, tous les clochers de France sonnaient le tocsin et les Français découvraient sur la porte des mairies l'ordre de "mobilisation générale" invitant notamment trois millions de réservistes à rejoindre dès le lendemain les 800.000 soldats en service actif. Kader Arif, secrétaire d'État aux Anciens combattants et à la mémoire, "encourage donc tous les maires à s'associer à cette commémoration, en faisant retentir les cloches dans leurs communes"

Une idée née en pays de savoie

Chambéry, Chamonix, Annecy, Annemasse, Cluses, Thonon-les-Bains ont d'ores et déjà annoncées qu'elles particperaient à cette opération. L’association du Carillon rhônalpin est à l’origine de cette initiative, elle est basée à Annecy-le-Vieux. 

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Pour Kader Arif, secrétaire d'État aux Anciens combattants et à la mémoire, il s'agit de commémorer la Grande Guerre "dans chaque commune, chaque famille, chaque foyer, en y associant le plus grand nombre de Français, pour un Centenaire de cohésion et d'unité nationale". Le 3 août 1914, l'Allemagne déclarait la guerre à la France et débutait le premier conflit mondial, au cours duquel 8,5 millions de Français seront mobilisés de 1914 à 1918.

 

L'ordre de mobilisation générale du 2 août 1914. - Aucun(e)
L'ordre de mobilisation générale du 2 août 1914.
Il y a 100 ans, le début de la Première Guerre mondiale. - Aucun(e)
Il y a 100 ans, le début de la Première Guerre mondiale.

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