* this should have posted automatically yesterday
Friday June 10th 2011 - 67 years on.....*
Last summer Tim needed to fly to the
On our way home to Le Petit-Pressigny we decided to visit Oradour-sur-Glane again. Our first visit was in 1998, when Tom was 8, so he saw the village through very different eyes.
The story of Oradour is well known, so I'll only write a very brief explanation here, and include some of the many poignant images we took on the day.
After the war ended, General Charles de Gaulle declared the village a national monument, a testament to the violence suffered by the French during World War II. It was to remain as it was left, burned and empty, and a new village was constructed nearby.
|Whole families died and there are memorials in the cemetery.|