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  • Nom
    DZ Violette Szabo
  • Date
    1944-06-08
  • Lieu
    SUSSAC
  • Contribution
    Eric Le Bourvellec
  • ID
    3259.3383

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DZ Violette Szabo
DZ Violette Szabo
Violette Szabo, born June 26, 1921 in Levallois-Perret and died around February 5, 1945 in the Ravensbrück camp, heroine of the French Resistance and a British secret agent with theSection F of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was parachuted here from a B-24 Liberator on the night of June 7-8 in the company of British Major Staunton, mission leader (actually Philippe Liewer, aka "Hamlet"), Captain Bob Maloubier aka "Paco", and American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) radio operator Lieutenant Jean-Claude Guiet.
The SALESMAN team, led by Philippe Liewer, was deployed to France shortly after the Allied landings in Normandy. Having been compromised in Normandy on its first mission, the team's task was to coordinate the local maquis in the Limousin region in order to sabotage the German lines of communication. Violette Szabo operated there as a liaison agent, using the pseudonym "Louise".
On June 10, near Salon-la-Tour, Violette was ambushed by a German patrol (actually soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the "Deutschland" regiment of the SS Das Reich division) looking for Major Helmut Kämpfe, previously captured by Georges Guingouin's resistance fighters near Sauviat-sur-Vige.

Photo credit and contribution Le Bourvellec Eric
 
DZ Violette Szabo
DZ Violette Szabo.
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DZ Violette Szabo
DZ Violette Szabo.
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DZ Violette Szabo