Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque on the building where Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in 1900, a scion of French nobility. He is best remembered as a writer, the author of Le Petit Prince The Little Prince (1943), Courrier Sud Southern Mail (1929), Vol de nuit Night Flight (1931), Terre des hommes Wind, Sand and Stars (1939), Pilote de guerre Flight to Arras (1942), Lettre à... Read more

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Address : 8 rue Antoine de Saint-Exupéry , 69002 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.757347 , 4.828938
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Civil resistance
  • Rhone
  • Armed Resistance
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Plaque on the building where Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in 1900, a scion of French nobility. He is best remembered as a writer, the author of Le Petit Prince The Little Prince (1943), Courrier Sud Southern Mail (1929), Vol de nuit Night Flight (1931), Terre des hommes Wind, Sand and Stars (1939), Pilote de guerre Flight to Arras (1942), Lettre à un otage Letter to a Hostage (1944). He became a career aviator and flew frequent reconnaissance missions durng the war for the Allies.

On March 12, 1950, Major Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was awarded a posthumous citation in the Order of the Army Air Force in the Official Journal, for having "proven, in 1940 as well as in 1943, his passion to serve and his faith in the destiny of his country" and "dying gloriously on July 31, 1944, on the way back from a reconnaissance mission over his country under enemy occupation."

Source : Carte des lieux de mémoire de la ville de Lyon

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The Memorha Network brings together in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region places and areas linked to the Second World War and researchers in the humanities and the social sciences.

From its inception in 2011, it has striven to address the challenges resulting from the disappearance of eye-witnesses and the transmission to generations who have only a tenuous link to the Second World War. It has focused especially on added-value for memory tourism, on creating tools and on visit itineraries.

In 2016, Mémorha broadened its horizons to include all of the new Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. In order to call attention to the large number of memory sites in this vast territory, Memorha has worked on the ground with museums, scholarly groups and researchers, to develop a website called Memospace.fr.

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