Category Archives: Resistance in the Touraine Region

Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944


Here’s a fascinating photo of the liberation celebrations of Descartes in on a sunny autumn day in September 1944. The population of Descartes at the time was about 1,500 and it seems that up to a half of them were … Continue reading

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The WW2 Demarcation Line ~ Ligueil, South Touraine


This map comes from the Resistance in the Touraine’s web site – further details here. Do view my previous blogs on the local Demarcation Line here and here. Double click on the map for a larger image.

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War Memorials in the village cemetery of Paulmy, South Touraine, France (37)


Below are images of memorials in the cemetery of Paulmy in the South Touraine to those who were killed during the two World Wars (1914-18 and 1939-45).

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Descartes: French Resistance and the Demarcation Line


When France signed L’Armistice on  June 22, 1940 the Germans set up a whole series of measure to limit the circulation of the people, goods and the postal traffic between two zones either side of the ‘Demarcation Line’ which separated … Continue reading

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The story of May 8th ~ the celebration of the end of WWII in France


It was on May 8th, 1945 that Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the Free French Forces, announced the official end of World War II marking the end of the six-year war and of Nazi oppression in France. So, May … Continue reading

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Touraine Region during the World War II


On the evening of Friday, 29th of April, I, along with Sandra, went to the Petit Théâtre in the small village of Abilly near Descartes in the South Touraine. There was a showing of two films regarding the Second World … Continue reading

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South Touraine ~ local events Spring 2011


Here are three events for you to visit & enjoy this Spring in the Touraine du Sud: Firstly – Blues and Blues-Rock nights at L’Union Bar & Restaurant in Paulmy. The bar is open until 1am and you can reserve … Continue reading

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