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Combats de la porcherie Loudéac

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  • Nom
    Combats de la porcherie Loudéac
  • Date
    1944-07-04
  • Lieu
    LOUDÉAC
  • Contribution
    Eric Le Bourvellec
  • ID
    3326.3450

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Combats de la porcherie Loudéac
Combats de la porcherie Loudéac

In memory of the maquisards killed during the fight at the ferme de la porcherie and Saint-Guilaume on July 4, 1944

André Jouet, 24 years old.
Max Rouault,
Georges Paumier, 21.
Joseph Latimier, 42.
Georges Coupeaux, 45.
René Le Bellec

Extract from Eté 44, une période trouble en center Bretagne by COJEAN François:

"At La Porcherie, information that the Germans were passing through the abbey arrived around 9am. It was decided to leave as a matter of urgency. 31 people were present: 17 B.O.A., 2 parachutists, 3 guides, Joseph Latimier, Georges Coupeaux, Max Rouault, Raulet, the Le Pessec and Le Clainche families. Le Clainche testifies to the arrival of the Germans: "I heard trucks, from a knoll I saw them and shouted Sauvez-vous les voilà qui arrivent". Around 150 German soldiers jumped out of the vehicles and opened fire on everything in sight. Coupeaux's men fled in panic. René Le Bellec, 19, from Ploumagoar, was wounded in the garden, and dragged himself into the forest. He either died of his wounds or was shot by the Germans. He was buried on the spot. Max Rouault is wounded in the leg and takes refuge under a wooden rope where Georges Paumier (21) and Roland Bernady (19, from Ploubalzanec) are. They were killed by heavy German fire. Several men are arrested, including Joseph Latimier and Georges Coupeaux. The Germans sweep the forest. The houses and farm were searched and looted. Radio equipment is found. André Jouët is taken from a truck and placed under the fir tree near the farm, guarded by a sentry. Max Rouault's body was probably identified by the civilian who came to the abbey. His name (Farines) was on André Jouët's list. The Germans give him a shovel and a pickaxe and lead him to the bodies of his comrades. He probably dug the grave, then was executed. The four bodies are buried together. Joseph Latimier and Georges Coupeaux are confused during interrogation. They were executed by the Germans separately: a rifle bullet in the back of Georges Coupeaux's neck, and two pistol bullets in Joseph Latimier's temples. They were buried together in the forest. The others are released. The German troops left for Loudéac at around 12:30. All the bodies were stripped by the Germans. With the authorization of the German authorities, they were returned to their families for burial in the Loudéac cemetery on July 7. The occupying forces demanded that the ceremony be conducted with the utmost discretion "to avoid disturbances". The other five bodies were discovered on July 6, 1944, but not exhumed until August 22"

Credit photo and contribution Le Bourvellec Eric

 
Combats de la porcherie Loudéac
Combats de la porcherie Loudéac.
Memoriaux
Combats de la porcherie Loudéac
Combats de la porcherie Loudéac.
Memoriaux

Combats de la porcherie Loudéac

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