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Tomb of martyrs in the cemetery of Oradour-sur-Glane

Panorama of the tomb of martyrs in the cemetery of Oradour-sur-Glane : the monument and the two coffins of glasses that contain ashes and remains of human bones.

The massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane is destruction, on 10 June 1944, of this village in the Haute-Vienne, located about twenty kilometers northwest of Limoges, and the massacre of its population (642 victims) by a detachment of the 1st battalion of the 4th regiment of Panzergrenadier Der Führer belonging to the Panzer Division Das Reich of the Waffen-SS.

Summary of the progress of the massacre :

At 1:45 p.m., the SS arrive by road from Limoges. Part of the column reach back the main street, while the rest of the group proceeds to the encirclement of the town.
At the other end of the locality, the SS deploy to cordon off the area.
At 2:45 p.m., the SS gather population on the fairgrounds and kill randomly of the streets and houses.
At 4:00 p.m., the men over 14 years are executed after being divided in 6 places in groups of thirty people (the Laudy barn, the Beaulieu forge, the Denis chai, the Desourteaux garage, the Milord garage, and the Bouchoule barn), while women and children are murdered after being locked in the church.
Finally, the SS plunder and burn the village.

The shot was taken in december 2015, in the beginning of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

References :'Oradour-sur-Glane, (translated with help of Google Traduction)

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Copyright: Franck Masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10680x5340
Taken: 13/12/2015
Uploaded: 26/03/2016


Tags: tomb; monument; cemetery; martyr village; massacre; war; world war; torture; ghost town; heritage; oradour-sur-glane; france; hdr; enfuse
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