Jean and Denise Letaille Museum Bullecourt 1917

  • Jean and Denise Letaille Museum  Bullecourt 1917

    © Maxime Delière

    Jean and Denise Letaille Museum Bullecourt 1917

    © Maxime Delière

  • Jean and Denise Letaille Museum  Bullecourt 1917

    © Maxime Delière

    Jean and Denise Letaille Museum Bullecourt 1917

    © Maxime Delière

Jean and Denise Letaille Museum Bullecourt 1917 Rue du Onze Novembre 62128 Bullecourt fr

Throughout their lives Jean and Denise Letaille, a farming couple from Bullecourt, assembled animpressive collection of objects found in their fields and the surrounding countryside. Weapons, but also razors, combs, cigarette cases and other personal effects brought from Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. They were found on the old frontline alongside the men to whom they belonged, who fell in the 2 Battles of Bullecourt during the Arras offensive on April and May 1917. 10,771 Australian and 7,000 British soldiers were killed or injured during these engagements, launched to breach the German front line. Assembled in the Museum Letaille, these vestiges from the trenches shine light on an episode of the Great War that is often little known yet was one of the deadliest. Above all, however, they tell the story of the “Diggers”, those courageous soldiers from the other side of the world remembered at Bullecourt Australian Memorial Park. 
Address :1, rue d’Arras - 62128 Bullecourt
Tel. +33 (0)3 21 55 33 20

Contact :Arras Tourist Board :www.explorearras.com/en/
The Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front :www.ww1westernfront.gov.au