Demarcation line marker in the Touraine


Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted ~ just been too busy with life & work.

Here are a couple of images of one of a series of markers that have been erected in the South Touraine to mark the position of the World War 2 demarcation line between Occupied and Vichy France (1940-42). If other would like to share images of similar markers then do let me know. I know nothing of this initiative to geographically mark this socially important historic period, so, again, if anyone can supply background information on these markers then just get in touch.

Just click on any picture below to view a larger image.

Also visit:
www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=26295&page=171 for the original maps of occupied France I have reproduced above
loirevalleytours.blogspot.com/2011/04/demarcation-line.html for a further local marker in the Touraine
www.flickr.com/photos/davidad64/2989147458/ for an image of a marker south of the Touraine at Joussé, Poitou-Charentes.

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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3 Responses to Demarcation line marker in the Touraine

  1. Pingback: The WW2 Demarcation Line ~ Ligueil, South Touraine | Social history in the Touraine ~ Central France

  2. Pingback: La Ligne de démarcation ~ The Demarcation Line at Ligueil | Social history in the Touraine ~ Central France

  3. Nice one Jim, good to read a post from you after a long absence. Regards Colin

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