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|Maquis Bernard||Special Air Service|
|- Ecussons -|
|Who Dares Wins
(Qui ose gagne)
|The cemetery franco-anglais of the Maquis Bernard, High place of resistance in Morvan.|
I - 1 Its history
"The General de Gaulle had indicated Mr Jacquin, a senior official of Finances, as Prefect of released Nièvre. Indeed, all the Prefects in place under the Vichy government were to be replaced. Mr Jacquin chooses me as principal private secretary. It decided to be fixed in Nièvre where it arrived Sunday preceding the Ascension Day (1944). After a short stay in Châtillon-en-Bazois, for reasons of security, Mr Jacquin came to Nevers. I lodged it in my apartment, Place SAINT LAURENT.
But, a few days after the arrival of the Prefect in Nièvre, the Colonel Roche Commandant Departmental of F.F.I. and P.Gauthe which had been charged to constitute the Departmental Committee of the Release, had to leave precipitately Nevers, the Gestapo being presented at their residence.
They found initially asylum to St Honoré les Bains where they remained a few weeks. But the communications were difficult and this separation posed problems. The General Staff FFI being ultimately installed in the wood of Coeuzon, the Prefect and myself rejoined them. It is of Nevers that Mr Jacquin and me left for Ouroux after a stopover to Champvert, on standby of a vehicle. Mr Jacquin was lodged to l'Huis-Miré.
One needed for the Prefecture a minimum of hardware to function. Having learned that the Pean abbot, a sure patriot, has got a machine 'Roneo', we asked him to lend it to us, what it did readily. A typist was needed. A young girl student on holiday and who could type, she placed herself voluntarily at our disposal.
With the prefecture of Ouroux, one prepared the decisions that there would be to take once released Nièvre and the Prefect installed to Nevers. Potential prefecture for the whole of Nièvre, it could be "full exercises" for the released part of Morvan Nivernais. Mr Jacquin Prefect accepted several Mayors or personalities to regulate local problems."
I - 2 The 45th anniversary of the maquis (August 1989)
(Photo of the 45th birthday of the maquis to Ouroux en Morvan 06/08/1989. Divisional music of the 602th regiment of circulation of Dijon).
I - 3 Development of the Maquis Bernard, High place of resistance in Morvan
Within the framework of the valorization of the site of the maquis Bernard, High place of Resistance in Morvan two audio-phonic supports (cassette and C.D) were carried out by the "Amicale du maquis Bernard" and recall the context in which the maquis east is created, inform on the living conditions of the men of the maquis and are enriched by texts, comments, songs. Total duration 1h18.
Sale - (Office of Tourism of Ouroux) : CD 16 € / cassette 15 €.
In addition, the book of Doctor Alec PROCHIANTZ (surgeon at maquis) heading "Promenons nous dans les bois" allows itself to discover four months of the life of a surgeon in the guerrilla.
On Internet ! A Blog !
THOSE OF RESISTANCE. Burgundy Morvan Resident of Nevers,
Chronicles and pages of glory by PICARD Henri, 1947.
This is not a book, but it is with my taste, more the contents of four hundred pages which could be more precisely described as form.
The author, indeed, grouped here texts which are documents rather than another thing. And these documents do not have a price for whoever has in its chest a French heart.
Click on the cover of this book to go on Jean-Michel PICARD Blog. (Page in French !).
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