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Oradour-sur-Glane Martyr Village - Limoges - France - World War II - Euroepan Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com

The small village of Oradour-sur-Glane was raided by German SS troops on the 10th of June 1944 - as revenge for French sabotage actions in the area.   Almost the entire population - 642 men, women and children were killed. Only a few survived. The German forces burned or blew up all the houses in the village. After the war the village was made a memorial site - left almost as it looked when the German forces left it in 1944.              
 
Oradour-sur-Glane - Limoges

The doctors car let a the central square at Oradour-sur-Glane. It has been there since the SS raid on the 10th of June 1944.

The doctors car let a the central square at Oradour-sur-Glane. It has been there since the SS raid on the 10th of June 1944. 
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Typical remains of a house at Oradour-sur-Glane. The walls and stuff made of iron has survived.

Typical remains of a house at Oradour-sur-Glane. The walls and stuff made of iron has survived.
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Typical picture from Oradour-sur-Glane.

Typical picture from Oradour-sur-Glane.   
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Most of the cars of Oradour-sur-Glane were at the garages - due to lack of fuel.

Most of the cars of Oradour-sur-Glane were at the garages - due to lack of fuel.   
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The old post office in Oradour-sur-Glane.

The old post office in Oradour-sur-Glane.  
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The main street at Oradour-sur-Glane - with tram tracks and a fuel pump.

The main street at Oradour-sur-Glane - with tram tracks and a fuel pump.    
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