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Monument Appel du 18 juin

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  • Nom
    Monument Appel du 18 juin
  • Lieu
    SEIN
  • Contribution
    BOUDOT Philippe
  • ID
    2397.2510

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Monument Appel du 18 juin
Monument Appel du 18 juin
Memorial paying tribute to the fighters from the Ile de Sein who responded to the June 18, 1940 appeal by General De Gaulle.
The June 18 appeal broadcast from a radio set on the windowsill of the Hôtel de l'Océan was not heard by Senans until June 22, when it was rebroadcast. The next day, these same listeners learned of the signing of the armistice with the Germans. Immediately a group of young people headed for Louis Guillerm and told him they wanted to join General De Gaulle in London.
A first departure was organized by the mayor and the parish priest on June 24, aboard the Velléda and the Rouanez ar Mor. Others were to follow...

As early as June 1940, of the 400 men who joined General de Gaulle after his call-up, 130 came from the island of Sein, i.e. almost all the able-bodied men on the island, which, because of this commitment, was made a Compagnon de la Libération in 1946. The island is the only commune in France to have more military dead during the World War II (27 dead) than during the first (21 dead).
The Médaille de la Résistance française was awarded to the Île de Sein on August 27, 1946.
Contribution and photo credit Philippe Boudot.
 
Monument Appel du 18 juin
Monument Appel du 18 juin.
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Monument Appel du 18 juin
Monument Appel du 18 juin.
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Monument Appel du 18 juin
Monument Appel du 18 juin.
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Monument Appel du 18 juin

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