A War Memorial amongst the Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse
Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer:
Back in the Summer we spent some time exploring the pretty village of Simiane-La-Rotonde, a few miles away from us in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. Whilst we were there we noticed the names of five (5) English Airmen had been added to the local War Memorial and set out to find out what had led them to being recognised alongside the names of local young men who had also perished in the War.
…Continue reading here to learn about the Resistance group known as ‘les Abatteur’ (Slaughterman) and a weapons drop scheduled for May 10th 1944. In Julie’s post, she describes their visit to this World War II memorial in what is still a relatively remote part of the Vaucluse.
World War II in Provence
The Sunflower Field a Novel set in World War II Provence by Caroline Longstaffe
Discover the Women of the French Resistance in the Alpilles by Keith Van Sickle
French Resistance WWII Secret Landings in the Vaucluse by Deborah Lawrenson
Via:: Vaucluse Dreamer