The last Companion celebrated at Les Invalides

A discreet ceremony took place Thursday in honor of Hubert Germain, 100 years old, veteran of Bir Hakeim.

The golds of the Invalides bathed in sunshine and rocked by the melody of hunting horns and the voices of the French army choir. The scene was beautiful Thursday. And moving. A small commando of memory and friendship had indeed organized a discreet ceremony in honor of Hubert Germain. An adjective that applies well, from the height of his 100 years celebrated last August, to the last Companion of the Liberation, former officer of the 13e demi-brigade of the Foreign Legion and veteran of Bir Hakeim.

Hubert Germain first listened, from his room at the National Institution of Invalides, in the shadow of the Dome, to his fanfare, The Hubert Germain, specially composed by Sylvain Oudot for a large ensemble of hunting horns. He then savored The Ode to Hubert Germain, the last of the Companions set to music for choir and large trumpet ensemble by Sylvain Oudot, with an arrangement by Nicolas Dromer and Colonelle Aurore Tillac, conducting respectively the sounders of the Musical Institute

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