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World war I
During the war, a wounded evacuation zone was put in place at Vignacourt, under the tents. The goal was to bring the 1st cares, not far from the front lines.
The nearby railway allowed the evacuation of injured to specialized hospitals if necessary. The lucky ones did a stop before to return on the battlefield.
The airfield was located a few meters away. A ground mark allowed to provide a guidance for the planes.
Soldiers from different nationalities have passed in our village: Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, Chinese, French, Germans, Indians, Irish, Moroccans.
Vignacourt was the headquarters squadron of the Royal Air Force.
The fifth brigade of Australians to Vignacourt was led by General Martin.
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