Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Oradour Sur Glane

On the 10th of June 1944 the Waffen SS (der Fuhrer) regiment part of the second Panzer division (das Reich) entered Oradour sur Glane and murdered 642 men women and children. The village remains as a memorial to those that died there.

Normally for ease of loading and viewing I use a low quality camera, on this occasion I used a high end camera and took lots of photographs, rather than post them all here I've put the lot on a separate page, they can be found by clicking on the link below

What happened on that fateful day has been written here http://www.oradour.

There's lots of information about Oradour, the SS and related subjects here Oradour.info 

The website for the memorial centre is here http://www.oradour.org/ This site has an English language option but I couldn't get it to work.

 I'm reading this. There is a link to this book on the right hand tool bar.

1 comment:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I did a post on Oradour Sur Glane last year, very spooky place to walk around. Sad you were so close and we did not manage to meet. Diane