Rene Mouchottes Birthplace

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Date: 9th May 2011

CHATEAU DE VINCENNES . RENE MOUCHOTTE - ST. MANDE On leaving the Chateau our gallant Tom Tom directed us a few miles down the road to the Birthplace of Rene Mouchotte. To my English eyes it looked like a house built on the lines of a very small chateau. Sadly it is now divided into many flats and showed definite signs of fatigue. The whole building was surrounded by metal railings and a screen but I could see enough to know that it must once have been a very splendid home. I was delighted to read the plaque on the front railings commemorating the fact that this house was the birthplace of Rene Mouchotte who had died in the defence of France and it also listed some, but not all, of his military decorations. When I get back to England I will post the photo of this lovely plaque in pink marble with gold lettering. My next Port of Call will be a visit to Rene's Tomb in Pere La Chaise Cemetery. And I will not give up my efforts to make a documentary about this very special man. I notice that a few more French people are keying in to my Blogs. So if anyone has any information with regard to Rene's family, I would be extremely grateful to receive it. A Bientot. Jan This is under the wrong date and being transferred from my IPAD it won't have any paragraphs but will sort when I get home. In hospital for a very very minor op and this gives me the time to catch up on my writing. Will add photos later.

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