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Bagnoles under occupation, and the liberation

Bagnoles under occupation, and the liberation

On the 6 June 1944, the words "The long sobs of autumn violins wound my heart with a monotonous languor," were heard on the BBC. These lines from a poem by Verlaine announced the imminent D-Day landings to the French Resistance.

After the landings, the battle continued....

Especially around the Chambois-Falaise Pocket, in a small town that was to have a very special status allowing it to retain its heritage..: none other than Bagnoles de l'Orne.

Through a number of emotional stories, find out how Bagnoles de l'Orne lived through this turbulent period in human history.

Information and registration at the tourist office on +33 (0)2 33 37 85 66

 

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