Thursday, 26 February 2009

History lesson 1

Andre Hue
Andre Hunter Alfred Hue, soldier and businessman: born Swansea, Glamorgan 7 December 1923; DSO 1944; married 1957 Maureen Taylor (one daughter); died Chichester, West Sussex 11 January 2005.

Half-Welsh, half-French Andre was born in Swansea, his mother Welsh and his father French, he was bought up in Le Havre. The book covers his life from birth to the end of WWII, Hue was a leader of the resistance local to where I live, there's a Museum dedicated to the resistance and a memorial in the nearby village of St Marcell. This books a great book to keep in the car and as we tour the area we like to be able to find the places where this recent history took place. I will add some information and photographs to this post over the next few months.

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