Plaque text: The church changed hands several times during the night. The German garrison had set up an observatory in the bell tower. The two soldiers on guard duty on the evening of June 5th fired machine guns at the parachutists, then disappeared. It was they, no doubt, whom the parish priest met in the church when he went there in the early hours of the morning to say mass, as if nothing had happened. The two men asked him to lock them in the sacristy, promising not to touch anything. "Not even the communion wine?" asked the priest. Then he turned his back on them. The Americans then climbed the bell tower. There was an exchange of gunfire inside the church. Bullet holes and a pool of blood were found in front of the confessional. Two German soldiers were captured on the vault of a chapel. In the morning, the bell tower was seriously hit by artillery fire. In the late afternoon, the battle for the village having long since ended, the sacristan set about sweeping up the rubble in the nave, kicking up a lot of dust. Suddenly, he heard a sneeze. At the second sneeze, he went to fetch the two men from the Military Police regulating tank traffic up from the beach in the square. They discovered two German soldiers hiding in the vicar's confessional. Visualisez le lieu aujourd'hui en cliquant sur l'onglet Street View.