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André DUNOYER de SEGONZAC

Les hommes célèbres du secteur
Segonzac with painter MOREAU

André DUNOYER de SEGONZAC (+ 1974)
French painter, sergeant of 353th Inf.Div., he fought in Bois-le-Prêtre and draw many sketches there. He joined Guirand de Scevola  for the creation of the first camouflage section.
the departure

Segonzac ended the war with the rank second lieutenant as chief of the camouflage section of the 3rd army and was awarded the Military Cross.
Works of Segonzac on Bois-le-Prêtre

The 353th regiment poilu

The German prisonner
Many drawings and engravings by Dunoyer de Segonzac can be admired in the "Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine" (Invalides PARIS).

Dunoyer de Segonzac illustrated the "Croix de bois" by Dorgeles.

The kitchen in Bois le Prêtre

Painter Guirand de SCEVOLA  , posted as a telephone operator in the Pont-à-Mousson sector, noticed how vulnerable were the pieces of ordnance and fancied dissimulating them under coloured canvasses. Thus he invented camouflage and will form the first camouflage section with several artists as Dunoyer de Segonzac.

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