- …and yet more on old signage in France….
- Angie Palmer….Barrou…..next Friday
- Flooding in the Loire
- Breaking news….opening up the Vichy regime archives
- ….a little more on Marcel Marceau
- Marcel Marceau ~ une vie extraordinaire
- Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944
- The Touraine: host to the world’s first solar powered home…..in1864!
- Yet more on old french signs
- Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.
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Category Archives: Resistance in the Touraine Region
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
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.
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).
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
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
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