Villeurbanne

Nécropole nationale de la Doua

The Cemetery in La Doua was inaugurated in 1954, to honor the memory of the French fighters from what used to be the colonial territories and protectorates and their allies who fell during the two World Wars.

La Doua is also a shrine of the French Resistance: during World War II, a large number of prisoners from Montluc who had been arrested for resistance actions were executed here. A plaque set up against the "Firing Squad Wall" (Mur des fusillés) commemorates the sacrifice of 78 resistants executed by the Germans during the occupation, it can be found near the hill at the center of the cemetery. The site also includes the tombs of conscripted... Read more

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Address : 30 avenue Albert Einstein , 69100 Villeurbanne
GPS Coordinates : 45.785553 , 4.886335
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Necropolis
  • Maquis
  • Rescue
  • Fighting
  • Free groups
  • Civil resistance
  • Repression
  • Liberation
  • Rhone
  • Population movements
  • Armed Resistance
  • Sabotage
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The Cemetery in La Doua was inaugurated in 1954, to honor the memory of the French fighters from what used to be the colonial territories and protectorates and their allies who fell during the two World Wars.

La Doua is also a shrine of the French Resistance: during World War II, a large number of prisoners from Montluc who had been arrested for resistance actions were executed here. A plaque set up against the "Firing Squad Wall" (Mur des fusillés) commemorates the sacrifice of 78 resistants executed by the Germans during the occupation, it can be found near the hill at the center of the cemetery. The site also includes the tombs of conscripted soldiers who were killed in Indochina, Algeria and Lebanon.

Source: Chemins de mémoire

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