Lieux de mémoire

La nécropole et le champ de bataille de Plaine

Podcasts :
Le cimetière multi confessionnel de Plaine
Le cimetière multi confessionnel de Plaine © Radio France - guy wach

A l'écart de la vallée de la Bruche, en août 1914, Plaine est le théâtre de violents combats. Une pluie de bombes tombe sur la petite commune. C’est la bataille d’Almingoutte. Aujourd'hui, un sentier dessiné par le Club vosgien permet d'en faire le tour.

> Notre carte interactive des 38 lieux de mémoire de la guerre 14-18 (balades, expos)

Depuis 1922, un cimetière militaire, entretenu à perpétuité par la commune, rappelle la bataille d’Almingoutte: en août 1914, Plaine est le théâtre de violents combats et une pluie de bombes tombe sur la commune. 

Un sentier dessiné par le Club vosgien permet de faire le tour depuis la gare de Fouday jusqu’au champ de bataille, en passant par le cimetière militaire et la magnifique ferme de la Niergoutte où les soldats alsaciens allemands se sont réfugié. Et si vous suivez Michel Delabarre lors d’une de ses visites guidées, il vous racontera également l’épisode du drapeau allemand caché par ces soldats alsaciens et livré aux français, qui en ont fait leurs choux gras.

Michel Delabare, ferme de Niargoutte - Radio France
Michel Delabare, ferme de Niargoutte © Radio France - guy wach

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