INTO THE VORTEX OF THE GREAT WAR: THESSALONIKI OF THE ARMÉE D’ORIENT (1915-1918)
The exhibition will seek to outline the World War I period in the history of Thessaloniki through photographic, painting and literary representations of foreign soldiers who served in the so-called Armée d’Orient. Since the autumn of 1915 hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers settled in the suburban area of Thessaloniki, while the city also received large waves of refugees who found temporary refuge in churches, public buildings and camps. . The main exhibit in the display is the architectural drawing by Ernest Hébrard, the French city planner and architect who served in the Armée d’Orient, from the collection of the Technical Chamber of Greece-Section of Central Macedonia, which depicts the upper part of Aristotelous Square that was never realized.
Curators: Iro Katsaridou, Ioannis Motsianos
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