Another wartime anniversary; Oradour

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After the rightfully diplomatic D Day commemoration, another event to remember is the war crime at Oradour. If you are reading this today, June 10, it is that exactly 70 years ago that German troops heading north to repel the landings took time out to gather up all the villagers of innocent little French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. They put the women and kids in the church and the men in barns, there to grenade and machine gun to death 642 of them, loot the village and leave it in flames.

The village remains and will forever as the SS left it…

I recommend http://www.oradour.info/general/introd01.htm from whence this photograph is one of many

 

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2 thoughts on “Another wartime anniversary; Oradour

  1. A timely reminder of a chilling atrocity. I have seen many documentaries about this incident, but the stark skeleton of the once flourishing village, says more than any films or books possibly could.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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