OSS – Maquis “So the Memory Never Dies”




Some 67 years after the event a plaque commemorating the sabotage of a viaduct near Souillac in the Lot Department (46), by American commandos and the French Resistance, has been unveiled.

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The pictures above tell some of the story. The sabotage prevented the Nazis from moving their armoured trains that were circulating and harassing the resistance in the region.

The event was held on site on September 18, 2011. See main story here.

The ceremony was presided over by M Ernest Maury, Mayor of Lachapelle-Auzac, Susanna Stevens, Pres of Americans in the Lot, and Matt Purl, the American Consul in Toulouse.

Acknowledgments: Pictures via Picasa and copyright Kat Whitman. To see the rest of the gallery please follow this link.

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