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Lacanau et Jean Cayrol

Lacanau and Jean Cayrol

Sixty years on, Jean Cayrol, the Bordeaux-born writer, recalled the childhood games he played on the beaches of Lacanau.In the summer of 1918, the writer, then eight years old, and his cousins spent their days on the dunes and beaches of the Gironde coastline: 700km enom Douaumont, the war had finally reached the holiday resort.The "grown-ups" war spilled over into the summer games of the children…