Commemorations France/USA 1917-2017

Commemorations France/USA 1917-2017


The Center region of France was the site of very large rear bases for the american troops who came to fight the armies ok Kaiser Wilhelm II alonside the allies.

A commemorative plaque will be presented at the Town Hall in the presence of representatives from the american embassy in Paris on Saturday.


July Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th.

A week-end of activities will be held at the château of Selles sur Cher from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. There will be an american camp, as in 1917.


The chateau of Selles sur Cher housed a military hospital and officiers and horses of the american army.


A very detailed exhibition entitled «  The Americans in Selles sur Cher from 1917 – 1919 «  is being held at 6 rue Docteur Massacré until 27th August 2017. Look for the american flag.

Main events taking place at the château :

Saturday 8th July

  • 10 :30 Official opening
  • 11 :30 Base ball match for children
  • 15 :30 Soldiers marching on the camp
  • 17 :45 Taps-dancing demonstration


Sunday 9th July

  • 11 :00 Soldiers procession in the camp
  • 17 :45 Country dance exhibition by the Red Montana


Food and drinks will be available on both days.

Exposition 1917 chateau de selles sur cher
château de Selles sur Cher