Municipality of

War Memorial 14/18
and Commonwealth Tombs

First World War 1914-1918

During the First World War, the town of Cour-l’Eveque lost seven men on various battlefields, from Verdun to Boesinghe in Belgium. They called Henri, Raoul, Joseph, Gustave, Louis, Jules and Ferdinand. They were between 20 and 39 years old and were farmer or charcoal burner.

see who they were

Second World War 1939-1945

The Lancaster bomber LM 221 of the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) crashed on the night of July 12 to 13, 1944 near the village of Cour-l’Eveque, in an area called "La Petite Foret", shot by German fighters. His mission was to bomb the railway infrastructure of Culmont-Chalindrey, located 40 km from here. The entire crew, made up of seven airmen, were killed. They were English, Canadian and Australian and all under the age of 26 years.

discover their face

The Monuments of Cour-l’Eveque

look at how to get to the Stele

July 2009 – 65th anniversary

In 2009, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the death of the seven Allied airmen, a 26-minute documentary film was directed by Christophe Fevre (from Cour-l’Eveque) recounting the stories and memories of the villagers who experienced the event when they were children.

watch the film (in french)

See nearby

look at how to get there

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