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Association ATB 1914-1918
32, rue Jean Boute
62840 Laventie

Bertrand Lecomte
President of the Association
Tel. : +33 (0)

Association Alloeu Terre de Batailles 1914-1918

The association takes its name from the Pays de l’Allœu, which brings together the communes of Laventie, Fleurbaix and Sailly-sur-la-Lys, in the Pas-de-Calais department, as well as La Gorgue in the Nord department. It is made up of young history and geography teachers as well as First World War history enthusiasts.

Its goals are, firstly, to contribute to historic research undertaken according to university methodology. Secondly, to share historical knowledge. To this end, ATB 14-18 creates exhibitions, organises discussions, lectures, literary walks and educational events, edits collections of articles on various subjects with new sources and has its own website. As its third and fourth goals, ATB 14-18 tries partly to encourage people to remember and partly to promote and participate in tourism focused on remembrance. Indeed, since 2007-2008, the association has supported several valuable tourist projects at sites which commemorate the Great War in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais.