• English
  • Français
1918, from the War to the Sea • présentation
In the beginning of 1918, fearing a German invasion, the government decided to evacuate all school children from Nancy. A colony of thousand children, from five to thirteen years of age, were sent off to the brittany coast. Their stay, which would last nine months, until the end of the war, would be scrupulously recorded by the colony’s director in an album of 120 photographs. Some of the participants found in Nancy, agreed to travel back through their memories, with the aid of the photos or via a return of the scenes of   their exodus. They speak of how they were enthralled by the sea, but also about the sadness of being separated from their families who remained exposed to the dangers of war. Their accounts are illustrated by the photo album and film archives.
Documentary - duration:  52 mn - production year: 1993
A coproduction Archipel 33 - Canal +. With participation from Centre National de la Cinématographie, Commission Télévision de la Procirep and from Conseil Général de Meurthe et Moselle



comment by

Vincent Gruyer et Alice Herniaux

William Leroux
Laurent Herniaux
Marie-Catherine Miqueau
Carlos Duarte Diogo

Alain Rimoux
withMarcelle Aubry, Marie-Louise  Colin, Léonie Gaertner, Marie Simonet, Marcel George-Friant, René Kaupp 
Production year:
52 mn
Video -  color and B&W