Emilienne MOREAU-EVRARD

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Member of the French Resistance during World War II

FrenchBorn Emilienne MOREAU

French heroine of World War I

Born on June 04, 1898 in Wingles , France

Died on January 05, 1971 in Lens , France

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Émilienne Moreau, who was starting a teaching career, witnessed the German invasion of the north of France during October 1914. In December of the same year, her father died whilst the German soldiers were housed in their village.



In February 1915, she created, in a basement, an improvised school for the local children.

...   Émilienne Moreau, who was starting a teaching career, witnessed the German invasion of the north of France during October 1914. In December of the same year, her father died whilst the German soldiers were housed in their village.



In February 1915, she created, in a basement, an improvised school for the local children.



On 25 September, whilst Scottish soldiers of the Black Watch counter-attacked her village, Émilienne, who was only 17 years old, went to meet them and gave them the precise location of the German positions in a small, impregnable fort. Thanks to this information, the allies were able to go around the small fort, reducing the German effectiveness in this particular corner of the battlefield, with very few casualties. Further to this attack, Émilienne organised a first aid post in her house with the help of a Scottish doctor, to take care of the wounded, but the Germans tried to take back the village.



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