Vergt : petite capitale du maquis en 1944

Rédigé par Alain et Ludovic dans la rubrique Document et livre, Maquis Parachutage Réseau, Portrait

This article appeared in the french language revue 'Voir' printed by the Americans during 1944 and 1945. Vergt is in the heart of the Dordogne and was practically a 'no go area' for les haricots verts in the spring of 1944.

Angoulême the 1st september 1944

Rédigé par Alain dans la rubrique Brigade Rac, Combat, Libération  
                                                                                
In 2010 I acquired these original photos taken the day after the Liberation of Angouleme, the 1st september 1944.

Mémorial de la Brigade Rac à Thiviers (Dordogne)

Rédigé par Alain dans la rubrique Brigade Rac, Lieu de mémoire

Here are some of the photos that I took in 2010 of the memorial to the brigade Rac at Thiviers. Also below are some of the photos taken at the time of its inauguration. Both photos are taken from the book La Brigade Rac (printed in 1977).

Marie Bartette (réseau Jove)

Rédigé par Alain dans la rubrique dans Maquis Parachutage Réseau, Portrait

Resistance during the occupation took many forms and individual stories of brave acts never cease to amaze me.Marie Bartette was born in 1893 in the Tarn. In august 1940 she left her job in Bordeaux and went to stay in Arachon to look after her mother who was unwell. She was the daughter of an Officer and refused to admit defeat to the Germans.

In memory of Alex Belgarric

Rédigé par Alain dans la rubrique Portrait

Many months ago when I first started thinking of doing a blog about the Resistance I would not of thought that my first post would be about the recent death of a good friend. Someone I had never met but through much correspondence still someone I would call a good friend.