dimanche 16 juillet 2017

JACK KIRBY Au Musée de la Guerre de 1870 et de l'Annexation

And thus my visit ended with the temporary exhibition about the great Jack Kirby and his time spent in Lorraine in WW2 and a few bits and pieces from the Museum bookshop. I strongly recommend this Museum to anyone interested in Military History and last but not least the Staff was very friendly which is not always the case in French museums.


 Across the street from the Museum is a Mausolée dedicated to the Fallen, most rank and files are buried in mass plots with a large white cross and a simple inscription "soldats français et allemands"there are some much more elaborate tombstones for German officers...

Le Musée de la guerre de 1870 et de l'annexation

Here you will find a few pictures taken inside the Museum, the lighting was rather dim but anyway it was worth the trip and I hope some of you will enjoy the paintings. It was the first time I got to see a Carl Röchling painting in the flesh, it was magnificent to say the least. A small painting that moved me very much was one called "La tranchée des zouaves"showing a mass burial of zouaves. I was looking forward to see some Alphonse de Neuville paintings but there were none at this time. To be continued...