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On August 20, 1914, at the Le 20 août 1914, as the German troops were nearing, the French army falls back and evacuates Nomeny.The village is occupied by German regiments.

Nomeny is plundered, burned down and above all some women, children and old people are slaughtered under the pretext of a shooting intended for the Occupation troops.

"Atrocities in Nomeny "

The Seille bridge barricaded.

" A 86 year-old old man, Mr Petitjean, is slaughtered in his armchair. A German soldier tells his wife: have you seen this damn pig !"

" A young boy severely injured by a rifle bullet, is finished off with a hatchet strike in the back. "

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