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Demarcation line Mauprévoir

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  • Nom
    Demarcation line Mauprévoir
  • Lieu
    MAUPRÉVOIR
  • Contribution
    Eric Le Bourvellec
  • ID
    3212.3336

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Demarcation line Mauprévoir
Demarcation line Mauprévoir

Panel text: After the military debacle and the signing of the armistice in June 1940, France was divided into two zones. The maintenance of a government in the non-occupied zone and the creation of the occupied zone were the result of a political decision by Hitler, in order not to offend the French and to allow the most fruitful economic exploitation of the country. The government led by Marshal Pétain, based in Vichy, served the purposes of the Nazis, who had considerable means of pressure at their disposal: the Demarcation Line was a border that could be hermetically sealed, with the occupied zone completely outside the authority of Vichy.
During the dark years of this line's existence, many refugees seek to gain the free zone by clandestinely crossing this boundary.
For nearby residents, the administrative hassles and dangers they had to face on a daily basis, if only to go to work on one side or the other, left bitter memories.
In November 1942, faced with the threat of a landing on the Mediterranean coast, the Nazis invaded the free zone.
The French government sank further into collaboration, the resistance amplified its actions. The June 1944 landing on the Normandy coast heralds the long-awaited liberation...

Photo credit and contribution Le Bourvellec Eric

 
Demarcation line Mauprévoir
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Demarcation line Mauprévoir
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Demarcation line Mauprévoir

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