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Plaque commémorative

Plaque in homage to those who lost their lives in the sabotage of the Bronzavia plant. It reads: On Thursday January 27, 1944, sixty-seven bombs exploded in the Bronzavia plant. At 7:30pm, about fifty armed young men burst into the factory at 27 chemin de Grange Rouge, which was working for the German army. After tying up the supervisory and maintenance crews, together with the guards and conscripts, and taking over the telephone, they laid explosive here and there throughout the plant and withdrew at about 9pm. Sixty-seven explosions went off between 9:30pm and 10:40pm. Seventeen airplane engines were destroyed as well as numbers of electric welders and... Read more

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Address : Rue Maryse Bastié , 69008 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.739377 , 4.873931
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  • Commemorative plaque
  • Collaboration
  • Rhone
  • Sabotage
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Plaque in homage to those who lost their lives in the sabotage of the Bronzavia plant. It reads: On Thursday January 27, 1944, sixty-seven bombs exploded in the Bronzavia plant. At 7:30pm, about fifty armed young men burst into the factory at 27 chemin de Grange Rouge, which was working for the German army. After tying up the supervisory and maintenance crews, together with the guards and conscripts, and taking over the telephone, they laid explosive here and there throughout the plant and withdrew at about 9pm. Sixty-seven explosions went off between 9:30pm and 10:40pm. Seventeen airplane engines were destroyed as well as numbers of electric welders and grinding machines; a fire caught as well. The damage was worth several million in a factory that employed 680 workers building airplane engines for the German army."

Source: Paul Garcin, Interdit par la censure, Lugdunum, 1944

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