12
Nov

Fleurus, 11/11/1918 : un train explose en gare !

Peut-être un aïeul vous a parlé de la première « grande guerre », celle qui a dévasté nos populations entre 1914 et 1918. Mais à défaut d’un échange parlé, évoquons un fait que Fleurus a connu le 11 novembre 1918. Pierre Prevot a, pour vous, remis à la lumière du jour les mémoires de Jules Planche.

Né en 1902, M. Planche a été un instituteur de référence dans notre commune, son témoignage ne mérite pas moins d’attention que ce qui est écrit dans les livres. En effet, dans son « Histoire de la Ville de Fleurus », le chanoine Theys, curé et ensuite doyen de notre commune entre 1905 et 1935, écrit à propos de ce conflit armé : « En Belgique occupée, les Allemands avaient multiplié leurs vexations. Fleurus en eut sa part, à raison surtout de la présence d’une commandature ! Il eut cependant le bonheur d’échapper aux honteuses et barbares déportations… »

Et de poursuivre lorsqu’il évoque la fin des échanges militaires et l’Armistice : « Au moment de nous quitter, les Allemands nous réservèrent un adieu retentissant ! Ils firent sauter des wagons de munitions à la gare et endommagèrent ainsi de nombreux immeubles… »

De son côté, Jules Planche resitue le contexte : « En ce début d’automne 1918, certains signes indiquent la fatigue de l’occupant. Dans le cinéma Palace, rue de la Station, des prisonniers français ont été parqués ; mais la garde (allemande), en ces premiers jours de novembre, laisse les Fleurusiens apporter quelques vivres et boissons aux prisonniers. En gare se sont arrêtés plusieurs convois dont les flancs recèlent le produit de la mise à sac par les Allemands des demeures et magasins du Nord français, et aussi des wagons d’armes et de munitions. »

Et en vient à des faits qui, chez nous, ont marqué jour de l’armistice : « Le matin du 11, la troupe de police abandonne son poste. Il ne reste bientôt que quelques retardataires indécis. A 11 h, les sirènes mugissent et annoncent la fin de nos misères. Alors, on voit des bandes d’hommes et de femmes se diriger vers la gare pour s’emparer du butin laissé par l’ennemi. On revient triomphant avec des trophées parmi lesquels des obus dont la culasse de cuivre fera l’ornement des demeures pendant bien des années. Mais avant de se mettre en route vers son pays, un vieux troupier allemand met en garde les pilleurs, car deux wagons de la terrible mélinite se trouvent dans le convoi, et la moindre négligence de la part d’un fumeur pourrait être fatale. Et, tout à coup, suite au geste malheureux d’un fumeur, les munitions parlent. »

A propos des conséquences de cette explosion, J. Planche écrit : « Pendant de longues heures, des projectiles sont lancés dans les airs, défonçant toits, plafonds et fenêtres. »

Et d’évoquer les réactions de la population et les dégâts causés : « Les pileurs terrorisés vont raconter l’affaire aux prisonniers français que des gens ont libérés. Ces courageux « poupious » vont détacher les dangereux wagons et les poussant vers Ligny évitent la destruction totale de la ville. Ici, rue de l’Enseignement, une culasse d’obus a défoncé toit et plafond, traversé deux murs pour retomber ensuite dans une cour voisine. Près de la ferme de Fleurjoux – au-delà de l’autoroute donc –, on a trouvé un rail d’un bon mètre de long projeté de la gare dans ce bombardement intempestif. Partout les dégâts aux demeures sont considérables. Vers le soir, le calme revint, il n’y eut à Fleurus qu’une victime. Le vieux Maniet, occupé au service de ravitaillement reçu un éclat qui le tua alors qu’il se trouvait dans l’enclos situé entre l’hôtel de ville et l’église. »

Globalement, cette guerre 14/18 a fait 20 millions de tués et 21 millions de blessés. Des troupes venues d’autres continents ont combattu durant cette période, les rues de Baulet ont connu le passage des troupes américaines, canadiennes, écossaises ou encore australiennes, tandis que de Lambusart sont partis des tirs d’artillerie lors des combats engagés à Tamines et Aiseau.

En l’espace de quelques semaines, divers hommages (recueillement, expositions, concerts) ont été organisés par la Ville de Fleurus dans les différentes sections de l’entité, ils ont connu un large succès à considérer comme autant d’appels à la paix.

Comments ( 26 )
  • nike cortez says:

    I and also my buddies have been taking note of the best tips from the blog and then at once developed a terrible feeling I never thanked the web site owner for those secrets. All of the young boys are already as a consequence glad to read through all of them and have sincerely been loving those things. Thank you for truly being so thoughtful and also for finding this sort of marvelous information millions of individuals are really eager to learn about. Our own honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.

  • jordan shoes says:

    I enjoy you because of all your valuable efforts on this blog. My mom loves managing investigation and it’s really simple to grasp why. We all learn all regarding the dynamic ways you present both interesting and useful information on your web blog and as well as attract contribution from some other people on that subject matter and our own girl has been discovering so much. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You’re the one performing a glorious job.

  • ultra boost says:

    I actually wanted to make a brief note in order to appreciate you for these wonderful advice you are writing at this website. My long internet lookup has finally been recognized with professional content to talk about with my friends and family. I ‘d assert that most of us website visitors are truly endowed to be in a decent network with very many brilliant professionals with useful principles. I feel very much lucky to have discovered your website and look forward to plenty of more awesome moments reading here. Thanks a lot again for all the details.

  • jordan shoes says:

    I’m just commenting to make you understand what a amazing discovery my friend’s girl developed visiting your webblog. She figured out a wide variety of issues, not to mention what it’s like to possess an incredible giving heart to make many people smoothly master several tricky matters. You actually did more than visitors’ expectations. Thank you for supplying those valuable, trustworthy, edifying and even fun tips on the topic to Sandra.

  • yeezys says:

    Thank you so much for giving everyone remarkably wonderful chance to check tips from this site. It is usually so great and as well , jam-packed with amusement for me personally and my office co-workers to visit your website minimum 3 times in a week to learn the fresh guidance you have got. And lastly, I’m actually satisfied with your astonishing things served by you. Selected two ideas in this posting are absolutely the most beneficial we have all ever had.

  • mbt shoes online says:

    My wife and i felt glad that Jordan could do his homework via the ideas he had from your very own blog. It is now and again perplexing just to possibly be giving away guidelines that people might have been trying to sell. And we do know we have got the website owner to be grateful to because of that. Those illustrations you made, the straightforward site menu, the relationships you will give support to promote – it is most amazing, and it’s facilitating our son in addition to our family understand that matter is amusing, and that is tremendously fundamental. Thank you for the whole thing!

  • birkin bag says:

    I precisely wished to thank you very much once again. I’m not certain the things that I would have handled without those solutions revealed by you relating to such industry. Completely was a real fearsome difficulty for me, however , spending time with your professional approach you resolved that forced me to cry over contentment. I’m grateful for this information and thus expect you really know what a powerful job you are always putting in instructing men and women all through your website. I’m certain you have never encountered any of us.

  • jordan retro says:

    I wish to express some appreciation to this writer for rescuing me from this challenge. Because of searching throughout the world-wide-web and finding strategies which are not helpful, I figured my entire life was gone. Existing minus the approaches to the difficulties you’ve sorted out through your good posting is a critical case, as well as those that could have badly affected my entire career if I hadn’t discovered your web blog. Your actual knowledge and kindness in handling all the details was useful. I don’t know what I would have done if I had not discovered such a stuff like this. I am able to at this point look forward to my future. Thanks for your time very much for the reliable and amazing guide. I will not hesitate to endorse the website to any individual who should have care on this matter.

  • air yeezy says:

    My spouse and i ended up being thrilled that Peter could finish up his reports while using the ideas he grabbed from your very own blog. It’s not at all simplistic just to always be making a gift of facts which other people might have been trying to sell. And now we understand we need you to appreciate because of that. The most important illustrations you have made, the simple blog navigation, the relationships you can help to create – it is most excellent, and it’s really leading our son and us believe that this subject matter is enjoyable, and that’s exceedingly fundamental. Many thanks for all!

  • golden goose sneakers says:

    My husband and i ended up being absolutely thrilled when Jordan could do his analysis using the ideas he came across using your weblog. It is now and again perplexing just to continually be offering methods that many some others could have been making money from. We really consider we’ve got the blog owner to appreciate for that. The type of explanations you have made, the simple site menu, the friendships you will give support to create – it’s many astonishing, and it’s leading our son and the family reckon that this content is thrilling, and that’s rather important. Thanks for the whole thing!

  • moncler says:

    Needed to write you a tiny word to be able to say thanks a lot over again on the stunning ideas you have provided at this time. It’s so seriously open-handed of you to deliver extensively all many of us could possibly have distributed as an e-book to get some bucks on their own, particularly now that you might well have tried it in case you decided. These good tips likewise worked to become a fantastic way to fully grasp that someone else have a similar zeal similar to my personal own to see a whole lot more pertaining to this problem. Certainly there are thousands of more fun situations ahead for individuals who scan your site.

  • yeezy boost 350 v2 says:

    A lot of thanks for all your valuable effort on this website. My mum delights in making time for internet research and it’s easy to see why. My partner and i notice all concerning the lively form you present effective thoughts through your web blog and therefore improve response from visitors on the topic so my princess has always been studying so much. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the new year. Your carrying out a superb job.

  • nike air max says:

    I intended to draft you the very little observation in order to say thanks as before considering the stunning thoughts you have shared at this time. It’s quite unbelievably open-handed of people like you to offer extensively just what many people would have supplied as an e-book to end up making some profit on their own, and in particular seeing that you might have tried it if you wanted. These strategies likewise worked as a fantastic way to recognize that someone else have similar dream the same as mine to realize a lot more with regards to this matter. I’m certain there are some more fun situations up front for those who discover your blog post.

  • kevin durant shoes says:

    Thanks a lot for giving everyone remarkably wonderful possiblity to read articles and blog posts from this web site. It’s usually so good and also packed with amusement for me personally and my office mates to visit the blog not less than three times a week to learn the fresh tips you have got. And definitely, I’m so certainly astounded with all the excellent methods you serve. Some 3 points on this page are really the very best I have had.

  • kobe sneakers says:

    Thank you so much for providing individuals with a very wonderful chance to read in detail from this site. It is always so nice and also jam-packed with fun for me and my office colleagues to visit your blog no less than 3 times a week to learn the new guidance you will have. And of course, I’m actually contented considering the magnificent advice served by you. Some two points in this post are without a doubt the most effective we have all had.

  • yeezy boost 350 says:

    I intended to create you the very little note to help say thanks as before with your amazing ideas you’ve contributed on this website. It has been really tremendously generous with you to make unhampered what most people would have advertised for an electronic book in order to make some bucks on their own, specifically seeing that you might have tried it if you wanted. These secrets as well worked like the great way to be aware that other people online have similar eagerness similar to mine to realize a whole lot more regarding this problem. I’m certain there are many more fun opportunities ahead for individuals who scan through your blog post.

  • lacoste outlet says:

    I definitely wanted to post a quick comment to thank you for those fantastic techniques you are writing at this site. My considerable internet investigation has now been compensated with useful information to share with my colleagues. I would tell you that we visitors actually are quite fortunate to be in a fine network with very many special individuals with helpful tips. I feel somewhat lucky to have come across the web site and look forward to so many more excellent moments reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  • jordans says:

    I am also writing to let you be aware of what a remarkable discovery my wife’s child went through visiting your web site. She noticed such a lot of pieces, most notably what it is like to have an incredible teaching mindset to get others just thoroughly grasp a variety of tortuous subject areas. You really exceeded readers’ expectations. Many thanks for giving these interesting, dependable, informative and also easy tips on your topic to Sandra.

  • kyrie shoes says:

    My wife and i got absolutely fortunate that Chris could round up his survey through the entire ideas he received from your web site. It’s not at all simplistic to simply be giving freely tactics which the others might have been trying to sell. Therefore we figure out we now have the blog owner to give thanks to for this. These illustrations you’ve made, the easy website navigation, the friendships your site help foster – it’s all unbelievable, and it’s assisting our son in addition to the family recognize that the content is entertaining, and that’s very pressing. Thank you for all!

  • goyard handbags says:

    I not to mention my buddies were actually reviewing the excellent solutions found on your website then immediately got a horrible feeling I had not thanked the web blog owner for those strategies. Most of the ladies happened to be certainly thrilled to study them and now have simply been loving these things. Appreciation for simply being simply helpful and also for finding some incredible issues millions of individuals are really desperate to know about. Our honest apologies for not saying thanks to you earlier.

  • coach factory outlet says:

    I needed to write you this bit of word in order to give many thanks once again just for the gorgeous suggestions you have shown on this page. It has been really remarkably open-handed with you giving extensively all that a few individuals could possibly have made available as an e book to earn some money for themselves, particularly seeing that you might well have tried it in the event you desired. The tactics also served as a easy way to realize that most people have the identical dreams really like my personal own to realize way more related to this problem. I am sure there are millions of more pleasant situations ahead for many who see your blog post.

  • fitflops says:

    I precisely wanted to thank you so much once again. I’m not certain the things I might have achieved without the secrets shared by you over my question. It was a real alarming concern for me, however , observing the very professional strategy you treated the issue took me to cry with happiness. Now i’m thankful for this information as well as expect you comprehend what a great job your are getting into training people today with the aid of your webpage. More than likely you haven’t met any of us.

  • moncler says:

    I just wanted to make a comment in order to thank you for these remarkable hints you are placing on this website. My time consuming internet look up has at the end been compensated with good tips to talk about with my family members. I ‘d express that many of us readers actually are truly fortunate to exist in a very good website with so many outstanding professionals with very beneficial ideas. I feel somewhat fortunate to have discovered your entire web page and look forward to tons of more brilliant times reading here. Thank you once again for a lot of things.

  • michael kors outlet says:

    I simply needed to say thanks all over again. I am not sure what I could possibly have undertaken without the actual hints discussed by you directly on that area of interest. Completely was a very horrifying concern for me personally, nevertheless considering your well-written manner you dealt with it made me to cry for joy. I’m just thankful for this guidance and then have high hopes you realize what an amazing job your are getting into teaching the rest thru your blog. I’m certain you haven’t got to know all of us.

  • yeezy boost 350 v2 says:

    Thank you a lot for providing individuals with an exceptionally splendid opportunity to read critical reviews from this web site. It is usually so amazing and also stuffed with amusement for me personally and my office peers to visit the blog not less than thrice in a week to learn the new issues you will have. And of course, I am usually astounded considering the impressive advice served by you. Some 4 tips in this posting are honestly the most efficient I have ever had.

  • 100% real jordans for cheap says:

    My husband and i have been absolutely satisfied Louis could do his research from the ideas he received from your own web site. It is now and again perplexing just to continually be freely giving guidance that many the rest may have been making money from. And we all fully understand we have got you to be grateful to because of that. The most important illustrations you’ve made, the easy website navigation, the friendships you can help to promote – it’s got all overwhelming, and it’s aiding our son in addition to us feel that this subject matter is excellent, and that’s tremendously serious. Thank you for all the pieces!

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée.