80 ans de la Libération et du Souvenir des villages-martyrs

80ème anniversaire de la Libération et du souvenir des villages-martyrs en Morvan

Culture and tradition, History, Exhibition, Screening, Theatre, Guided tours in Saint-Brisson
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  • During the Second World War, the Morvan was a land of refuge for many people who had been hunted down and persecuted...

  • During the Second World War, the Morvan was a place of refuge for many people who were being hunted down and persecuted. From 1943 onwards, this forest massif was also a favoured location for the maquis, groups of fighters hiding in the woods.

    The Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944 launched the mobilisation of the maquis, with fighters pouring in, supported by parachute drops of weapons and elite British troops, the SAS.

    By the summer of 1944, there were around 10,000 maquis in the...
    During the Second World War, the Morvan was a place of refuge for many people who were being hunted down and persecuted. From 1943 onwards, this forest massif was also a favoured location for the maquis, groups of fighters hiding in the woods.

    The Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944 launched the mobilisation of the maquis, with fighters pouring in, supported by parachute drops of weapons and elite British troops, the SAS.

    By the summer of 1944, there were around 10,000 maquis in the Morvan. Their guerrilla actions (sabotage, ambushes, etc.) contributed to the liberation of the region, harassing the enemy and slowing the German retreat. But repression by the German army, backed by Vichy forces, was powerful. The Morvan paid a heavy price, with many victims and several villages martyred.

    During the summer season, many events are taking place in the Morvan to commemorate and explain this history.

    These celebrations are part of the drive to pass on and raise awareness among current and future generations of the consequences of wars, which are often motivated by hatred and rejection of others. They also bear witness to the strength and commitment of the men and women, both French and foreign, who fought to defend the values of freedom and tolerance.
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  • On June 16, 2024
  • From June 25, 2024 until June 26, 2024
  • From June 28, 2024 until June 29, 2024
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