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Feb 23, 2014 - La Ville aux Dames

After the hilarity of last night it was back to Earth with a bump this morning. We moved Elsie, the motorhome to the car park at the memorial centre, a monument to the martyrs of Oradour. In June 1944 a unit of the German Waffen SS troops surrounded the old town of Oradour, rounded up all the men, women & children & simply slaughtered them without any justification whatsoever. Then they set fire to the buildings & tried to burn all the bodies before burying them in a mass grave. Some women & children were trapped in the church & the troops...

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