Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in memory of roger Bréchan, who was one of the founders of a Resistance group in July 1940, structured around the SNCF rail depots at Lyon-La Mouche,Vénissieux, Saint-Paul, Oullins, Lyon-Vaise and Lyon-Perrache, in order to paralyze rail traffic. He was then an agent of the free groups of the Fifth Bureau of the Secret Army, where he ran a group of twenty-odd permanent members. He simultaneously set up a group of part-time members that continued their professional activity while assisting for specific actions.

On October 21, 1943, he was part of the commando action of the free groups that helped Raymond Aubrac... Read more

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Address : 1 rue Roger Bréchan , 69003 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.751583 , 4.865599
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Free groups
  • Deportation
  • Rhone
  • Sabotage
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Plaque in memory of roger Bréchan, who was one of the founders of a Resistance group in July 1940, structured around the SNCF rail depots at Lyon-La Mouche,Vénissieux, Saint-Paul, Oullins, Lyon-Vaise and Lyon-Perrache, in order to paralyze rail traffic. He was then an agent of the free groups of the Fifth Bureau of the Secret Army, where he ran a group of twenty-odd permanent members. He simultaneously set up a group of part-time members that continued their professional activity while assisting for specific actions.

On October 21, 1943, he was part of the commando action of the free groups that helped Raymond Aubrac escape. As a member of the national groups, he was arrested in Paris by the milice on May 5, 1944, and deported to Dora. He died at Buchenwald on February 10, 1945.

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

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