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Latest update : 2014-07-15

Bastille Day: youth pays hommage to ancestors who fought 'Great War' (1914 - 1918)

Bastille Day marks the birth of the French Republic more than 200 years ago. Every year on July 14th there's a huge parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris. This year around 80 countries are taking part, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. James André met up with three young participants who travelled from Morocco, Mali, and Australia for the occasion. All are here to give out a message of peace and pay respect to their ancestors who fought the war...

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By James ANDRE

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