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The Maquis of Chaumard massacre

Cemetery and memorial stone, Chaumard

The Maquis de Chaumard was created at the beginning of July 1944 in the village's woods by Marcel Lemaître and Alexandre Octave, codename Bauché. A victim of betrayal or espionage, the maquis was attacked at dawn on 31 July 1944. The army surrounded the camp and took the still sleeping maquisards by surprise. The effect of surprise was total. The maquis was destroyed and burnt down. Twenty-two maquisards were killed, four taken prisoner and deported.

Latitude: 47° 8' 38.9" N
Longitude: 3° 54' 32.101" E
Altitude: 
335m
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