donderdag 16 februari 2012

Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais

These old magazins I photographed in a shopwindow of an antiquarian bookshop. When I enlarged the picture on my screen, I could read the name of the person on the left. I found out it is "Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais" (1892-1916),  a French aviator who died in World War I, just 24 years old.
From an early age he was besotted with aeroplanes and became a wellknown aviator in his time. He  made many flight competition trips which was common in the early years of 1900. For his performances he was knighted in the order of  Legion of Honor in 1913, the youngest of  Legionnaire France. 
In 1913 he was called to perform military service and was incorporated at an aerospace group. His plane was shot down on 18 August 1916 in Vadelaincourt near Verdun.
This magazin dates from 19 August 1916 and announced his death "at the field of honor".

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat interessant an wat goed om zo een foto te maken.
    Fijne dag nog!

  2. Interesting. Thank you for your research.

    Wars have taken way too many of our young people the world over..

  3. so young. People matured so quickly back then.
    neat photo, Bieb!

  4. I always love it if I get a chance to look at old magazines and books, so interesting to see how much things have changed over the years..sometimes not always for the best hey Bieb!