1181 – more pictures of the French on Mt. Athos 1918

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:

Athos 1914-18 1
French troops arriving at the Panteleimonos/RoussikonAthos 1914-18 2
Military guarding a wellAthos 1914-18 Le général Sarrail et l'Amiral des Vignaux dans les bois du Mont Athos
General Sarrail and Admiral des Vignaux in the woods of Mount Athos
The arrival at Panteleimonos/RussikonAthos 1914-18 Le général Sarrail et l'Amiral des Vignaux dans les bois du Mont Athos 2Welcome by the monks/abbot?Athos 1914-18 Le général Sarrail et l'Amiral des Vignaux dans les bois du Mont Athos 5Climbing the stairs to the guestroomAthos 1914-18 Le général Sarrail et l'Amiral des Vignaux dans les bois du Mont Athos 4Meeting in the guestroom (the room where the picture of Hitler hanged during the next World War, in 1968 destroyed by fire).Athos 1914-18 Panteleimonos 2

Athos 1914-18 Panteleimonos
General Sarrail leaving the monastery

Athos 1914-18 Panteleimonos 3
French military in the courtyard of Panteleimonos

Athos 1914-18 Karyes
KaryesAthos 1914-18 Protaton
The Protaton in Karyes. Its walls are recently restored in its original condition, which you can see here.Athos 1914-18 LavraMonks chatting in the graveyard of StavronikitaAthos 1914-18 Lavra ossuarium
The ossuary of LavraAthos 1914-18 Lavra arsanas
Arsanas Lavra: monks pull a fisherboat ashore, with a sail boat on the leftAthos 1914-18 Mountain and boat
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

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3 Responses to 1181 – more pictures of the French on Mt. Athos 1918

  1. Vasxedlis says:

    Congratulations! It seems to me that it is very special feeling when you know that your weblog is presented there. So you did a good job, I think.

  2. George F Australia says:

    Congratulations, Wim, Herman, and Bas.
    This is recognition of the fantastic work you have done by creating this blog. I am not alone in wishing you good health and inspiration in order for you to continue your efforts.
    Best wishes,

    George Frangos

  3. George says:

    Congratulations guys! You even made it in a Greek national newspaper as one of your photos and your blog’s address is fetured in an article about the exibition.

    http://kelliakalives.pblogs.gr/files/f/332767-104.bmp

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