Mémoire de hommes et le programme d’indexation collaborative: a Collaborative Index of the Men Who Died for France in Verdun

There is no list of today of the men who died for France in Verdun. A web site in France hopes to create that list by crowdsourcing. You can help although I will suggest you do need to be fluent in French in order to contribute. Men of Memory is a virtual memorial in which users can participate through a collaborative indexing program.

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The Dead for France in the First World War is a web site dedicated to indexing the French heroes of World War I and to contribute to a more precise knowledge of the conflict through its Died for France: not only the soldiers’ names, but also what losses to a unit, a type of degree, territory, a battle, a particularly deadly day. The goal is to accurately honor those killed in the Battle of Verdun.

The information already indexed is available all. A counter is shown to track the number of names indexed so far. To date, more than 435,000 records have already been indexed. If everyone contributes, all the records will be indexed and should be available by 2018.

The Mémoire de hommes et le programme d’indexation collaborative web site is available (in French) at http://goo.gl/FWLxBr. An English translation of the page made by Google may be found at https://goo.gl/f5n4By.

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Merci Beaucoux Richard

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Title should read “Mémoires des hommes” not “Mémoire de hommes”.

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    I cannot claim to have any knowledge of proper French grammar. You probably are correct. However, that title is a copy-and-paste from the article in the web site (in France) at http://goo.gl/FWLxBr that says “Mémoire de hommes.” Also, look at the graphic used in the story that also was produced in France.

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Any idea how to view it in English? I don’t see a button on the site – only one to translate to German.

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