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Talk on Nantes 16th Sept. 1943 at Memorial de Caen

On 16th Sept., 1943 at 4:00 pm Nantes was bombed by a US fleet of bombers : they missed the port which was their target; 1,000 dead and 2,000 injured civilians ...

From 1940 to 1945, allied bombardments killed between 60,000 and 75,000 French civilians : they were not soldiers, they were not Resistants but they died for France.

We are reminded these victims by the film  Nantes sous les bombes alliées, une histoire oubliée de la France en guerre by Fr. Gauducheau followed by a talk with P. Facon (historian in air force).

 

Where : Memorial de Caen

When : Wed. 4th April 2012 at 7:15 pm.

Free entrance.

Information : http://www.memorial-caen.fr/portail/index.php?option=com_content&am......

 

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Comment by Christopher Newbould on March 28, 2012 at 19:13

I am afraid this talk is too far away for most of us, although it is a timely reminder of the civillian casualties of war. A similar number died in the Uk as a result of German bombing.

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