More than three years ago we showed you in blog nr 211 some pictures of the French and their general Sarrail, who occupied Mt. Athos together with the Russians in 1918/1919.
I will show you these pictures agian, now in a better quality, and a few more:
French troops arriving at the Panteleimonos/Roussikon
Military guarding a well
General Sarrail and Admiral des Vignaux in the woods of Mount Athos
The arrival at Panteleimonos/RussikonWelcome by the monks/abbot?Climbing the stairs to the guestroomMeeting in the guestroom (the room where the picture of Hitler hanged during the next World War, in 1968 destroyed by fire).
The Protaton in Karyes. Its walls are recently restored in its original condition, which you can see here.Monks chatting in the graveyard of Stavronikita
The ossuary of Lavra
Arsanas Lavra: monks pull a fisherboat ashore, with a sail boat on the left
A sailboat leaving Athos, with the mountain and Stavronikita on the background.
The black and white pictures are made by Millet and Martel
Wim Voogd, 5th of Februari 2011