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Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I

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  • Nom
    Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I
  • Date
    1944-03-21
  • Lieu
    PENNE
  • Contribution
    Raphaël Mégard
  • ID
    3172.3296

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Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I
Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I

Panel text:
Composed of some forty refractory members of the S.T.O, the maquis d'Ornano M.P.I was tasked with receiving parachuted weaponry.
On the night of March 21, 1944, while the maquisards were recovering equipment on the Vinchet plateau, two enemy columns encircled the Garrigue forest and occupied strategic points.
Many defenders positioned at guard posts lose their lives in this surprise attack.
However, the first shots alert the Vinchet maquisards, who manage to retreat.
The Ornano maquis was reformed at Saint-Amans de Pellagal before being integrated into the 3rd Hussars Regiment (08/09/1944), which took part in the campaigns of the Vosges and of Alsaceuntil the liberation of France.

Stele text:
First military maquis of the secret army in Tarn-et-Garonne, founded on August 23, 1943 in Garrhan-Penne, for the fight against the Germans, the safeguarding of the independence and freedom of the homeland, receives important parachute drops of men and weapons.

March 21, 1944
Fierce but unequal night combat by 29 men against S.S at the Volcan field, and at camp de la Bouriette: Six patriots meet a glorious death.
May 6, 1944Engagement of Montaigu-de-Quercy
August 16, 1944Engagement of Perches
August 19 and 20, 1944 Fighting for the liberation of Montauban and Tarn-et-Garonne.
Pursued the fight for the total liberation of the territory with the 3rd Hussar Regiment (Vosges-Alsace)
Honor to those who sacrificed themselves for freedom
Glory to those who died so that France might live.

Photo credit and contribution Raphaël Mégard

 
Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I
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Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I
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Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I
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Le maquis d'Ornano M.P.I

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