Lyon

Monument commémoratif

Statue of General Brosset, who joined General de Gaulle right from the Appeal of June 18, 1940, for which he was sentenced to death in absentia by the tribunal of Gannat, and his belongings confiscated. He fought in the Middle East and in Italy before he landed in Provence on August 16, 1944, and participated in the capture of Toulon and Hyères. At the head of o the First Armored Division of the FFL (Forces Françaises Libres - Free French Forces), he was ordered to Lyon to support the offensive by the FFI (French Interior Forces). 

On September 3, 1944, with the left bank of the Rhône in the hands of the Resistance and the US 36th... Read more

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Address : Place général Brosset , 69006 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.76717 , 4.857163
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Themes
  • Monument
  • Fighting
  • Liberation
  • Rhone
  • Armed Resistance
Complete description of site

Statue of General Brosset, who joined General de Gaulle right from the Appeal of June 18, 1940, for which he was sentenced to death in absentia by the tribunal of Gannat, and his belongings confiscated. He fought in the Middle East and in Italy before he landed in Provence on August 16, 1944, and participated in the capture of Toulon and Hyères. At the head of o the First Armored Division of the FFL (Forces Françaises Libres - Free French Forces), he was ordered to Lyon to support the offensive by the FFI (French Interior Forces). 

On September 3, 1944, with the left bank of the Rhône in the hands of the Resistance and the US 36th Infantry since the day before, he and his men took the Presqu'île at 6am.

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

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