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The Battle of the 4 Roads

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  • Nom
    The Battle of the 4 Roads
  • Date
    1944-08-09
  • Lieu
    TREIGNY-PERREUSE-SAINTE-COLOMBE
  • Contribution
    Grasset Jacques
  • ID
    2644.2758

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The Battle of the 4 Roads
The Battle of the 4 Roads
The Battle of the 4 Roads The Resistanceagainst the Nazi occupiers
At Treigny on August 9, 1944

On the other side of the crossroads was the Reby farm, which served as a support point for the maquis7 where the resistance fighters were hidden about 1 km away in the Boutissaint woods. Made up of around fifty men, the maquis organized the recovery and hiding of weapons, as well as training operations and mobility aids for resistance fighters supported by sedentary Puisaye-Forterre residents.

On denunciation, at dawn on August 9, 1944, occupation troops surrounded ta ferme des quatre routes.
Gilbert Reby, 17, went to give the maquisards the alert in order to organize your fightback. Alerted, Maquis 3, based on your Alouettes mountain, joined his comrades. Arriving at the Treigny fairground, they gain the battle point on foot separated into two sections: one commanded by lieutenant Raymond Thomas arrived by the D185 to the four roads, the other through woods to arrive by the road arriving by your quarries, commanded by capitaine Marcellin. The fire was intense and Pierre Thibaudat advanced with machine-gun fire, but was killed. During the assault along the Saint-Sauveur road, Captain Marcellin and Sergeant René Hesse are mowed down by enemy bursts posted from the front. The battle lasted all day until the Nazi troops withdrew, leaving the field after burning down the Reby house and taking three hostages including Pierre Reby (they didn't know it was his farm at the time), docteur Fayen and Bernard Joumier. Imprisoned at Cosne, they were tortured and held until their release. Madame Reby managed to escape the farm fire, with her children, they hid in the straw stacks, the harvest having begun.
Late in the evening a sidecar returned to the scene, the driver and his passenger killed by the men of Maquis 3, we don't know what they had come to do. Nor do we know the names or numbers of German soldiers killed in the battle of the four roads.
Fifteen days later, Auxerre and Puisaye were liberated.

May this stele be for the passer-by a symbol, not of hatred, but of the will of the people fighting for their freedom.


 
The Battle of the 4 Roads
The Battle of the 4 Roads.
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The Battle of the 4 Roads
The Battle of the 4 Roads.
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The Battle of the 4 Roads

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