September 7, 1914, the fort suffered a terrible bombardment during the battle of Maubeuge. 107 years ago today, 120 men lost their lives during this tragic day. This morning, like every year, we were gathered to remember their sacrifice. Before this ceremony, another took place at the level of the cutting room at the entrance of the fort. This was in memory of sapper Ernest Delalain, who died at the fort on May 19, 1940. Usually, this ceremony takes place on the anniversary date, but this year, it was impossible in the spring given the health restrictions.