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Military Museum of Périgord: photo description (Musee militaire du Perigord)

Military Museum of Périgord is Perigueux, South West France, Aquitaine region. This place has a rich history: it was inhabited by the Romans before Christ, and here were found the camp of CRO-magnons. The city was founded in 1240.

The military Museum in Perigueux was built in 1911 to perpetuate the memory of the exploits of the French army. The Foundation of this Museum would not be possible if not for the activities of the Association of veterans of the Dordogne. Thus, many of the exhibits belonged to heroes of the various wars of the second half of the nineteenth century, including those held on other continents. Museum collection was enriched by donations coming from all over France. It is worth noting that this is one of the city's three museums have received the status of "national Museum".

The Museum's collection includes about 20 thousand exhibits. Here are all kinds of weapons and armor, military standards and banners, military uniforms of different eras. Also, visitors are invited to learn about ancient documents of different years. The Museum also houses an art gallery, where in addition to engineering drawings, engravings and sketches there are two paintings of the XIX century, oil-painted and included in the list of monuments of history and culture of the country. The first picture is a portrait of a prominent military leader and statesman Prevost de Laune. The second is made in the genre of battle painting and depicts the scene of the battle of Solferino, which occurred in 1859. This battle was noted as one of the most violent in the history of that time as reflected in this painting, written in 1872.

The Museum collection continues to grow. Separate sections are devoted to modern machine guns and artillery gun used during world war II and the future of local military conflicts. Thus, here we have included military history, starting from the XVI century to the Yugoslav wars of the nineties of the XX century.