De laatste minuten voor de vrede in 1918. Op de trappen van de kerk in Stenay. Er waren de afgelopen dagen nog vele doden gevallen in de strijd om de Maas.
Foto: The last two minutes of fighting. Taken at 10.58 AM, 11 November 1918, just before the Armistice went into effect; men of the 353rd Infantry, near the church at Stenay, Meuse, wait for the end of hostilities. (SC034981)
History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment – 89th Division
“The 11th of November, 1918, found the 353rd Infantry concentrated in Stenay. Since entering the Lucey Sector a hundred days before the men of the regiment had been sheltered in dugouts and fox-holes; now they occupied the homes of this French city.
A summary of information had given these facts at the beginning of the advance on November 1st:
“Stenay, on the Meuse, sixteen kilometers southwest of Montmedy, 4,070 inhabitants, 598 houses, one mill, 200 wells, one nail factory, one sawmill, barracks for three artillery regiments, passenger and freight depots on the Sedan-Longwy railroad………”