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Plaque commémorative

Plaque in memory of the Alliance network and Berne Churchill.

The Alliance network was created on October 13, 1940, and certified as from February 1, 1941 in the Escape and Intelligence Network of the "Fighting French Forces". Organized from Vichy within the army allowed by the Armistice (between France and Germany in June 1940), it was attached to the British Secret Services in April 1941. It was directed first by Georges Loustaunau-Lacau, then by Marie-Madeleine Fourcade. Members were known to each other by animal names, which led the Germany to give the group the nickname Noah's Ark.

When a HQ was set up in Lyon, it was located at Berne... Read more

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Address : 6 rue François Dauphin , 69002 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.75586 , 4.831416
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  • Liberation
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  • Armed Resistance
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Plaque in memory of the Alliance network and Berne Churchill.

The Alliance network was created on October 13, 1940, and certified as from February 1, 1941 in the Escape and Intelligence Network of the "Fighting French Forces". Organized from Vichy within the army allowed by the Armistice (between France and Germany in June 1940), it was attached to the British Secret Services in April 1941. It was directed first by Georges Loustaunau-Lacau, then by Marie-Madeleine Fourcade. Members were known to each other by animal names, which led the Germany to give the group the nickname Noah's Ark.

When a HQ was set up in Lyon, it was located at Berne Churchill's, 6 rue François Dauphin. Her nickname was "Ladybug".

Source : Bruno Permezel, Résistants à Lyon, Villeurbanne et aux alentours : 2824 engagements, BGA Permezel, 2003.

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