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The fighting of 12 June 1944

Town hall, Lormes

On 12 June 1944, the men of Maquis Julien's purloined some uniforms from the Gendarmerie, with a view to an upcoming operation. Alerted to this intervention, the Wehrmacht stepped in, attacked and took it out on the local population. Ten civilians were taken hostage, several buildings in the town were partially burnt down and five maquisards and three inhabitants were killed.

Latitude: 47° 17' 20.501" N
Longitude: 3° 49' 5.999" E
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