Lyon

Plaque commémorative

Plaque on the front of a former printshop that worked for the Combat movement. The Movement for French Liberation, which resulted from the merger of the groups Liberté and Liberté Nationale, quickly adopted the name of its underground newspaper, Combat; this situation illustrates the importance of the paper within the resistance movement in which Henri Frenay and Berty Albrecht distinguished themselves. Beginning in the summer of 1943, a professional journalist, Pascal Pia, headed Combat and brought Albert Camus onto the staff. The paper always bore an epigraph by Clémenceau: "In war as in peace, the last word goes to the one that... Read more

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Address : 35 rue Viala , 69003 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.743193 , 4.885647
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  • Commemorative plaque
  • Fighting
  • Civil resistance
  • Repression
  • Rhone
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Plaque on the front of a former printshop that worked for the Combat movement. The Movement for French Liberation, which resulted from the merger of the groups Liberté and Liberté Nationale, quickly adopted the name of its underground newspaper, Combat; this situation illustrates the importance of the paper within the resistance movement in which Henri Frenay and Berty Albrecht distinguished themselves. Beginning in the summer of 1943, a professional journalist, Pascal Pia, headed Combat and brought Albert Camus onto the staff. The paper always bore an epigraph by Clémenceau: "In war as in peace, the last word goes to the one that never surrenders." On June 17, 1944, André Bollier, Paul Jaillet and Francique Vacher died in the printshop during a German attack.

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

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