Vénissieux

Plaque commémorative

Plaque in memory of Louis Aulagne, on the square of the same name. After the armistice, Louis Aulagne worked in the Berliet factory in Vénissieux, where he helped to set up Resistance groups to slow production and played a central role in the mobilization of the plant against the STO (Service de Travail Obligatoire Compulsory Work Service) in 1942. When he came to the notice of the Vichy police, he had to go undercover and joined the FTPF (Franc-Tireurs et Partisans - one of several resistance organizations). Found guilty by the court in Chambéry on August 21, 1943, he was sent to the prisons in Annecy and... Read more

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Address : Square Louis Aulagne , 69200 Vénissieux
GPS Coordinates : 45.706699 , 4.870349
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Repression
  • Forced Labor Department
  • Rhone
  • Armed Resistance
  • Sabotage
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Plaque in memory of Louis Aulagne, on the square of the same name. After the armistice, Louis Aulagne worked in the Berliet factory in Vénissieux, where he helped to set up Resistance groups to slow production and played a central role in the mobilization of the plant against the STO (Service de Travail Obligatoire Compulsory Work Service) in 1942. When he came to the notice of the Vichy police, he had to go undercover and joined the FTPF (Franc-Tireurs et Partisans - one of several resistance organizations). Found guilty by the court in Chambéry on August 21, 1943, he was sent to the prisons in Annecy and Chambéry, then to the Eysses prison in Villeneuve-sur-Lot. He pitched in to help with organizing the struggle in the camp, and on February 19, 1944, during a group escape attempt, he fell to a grenade thrown by a Vichy mobile reserve group member. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of the Resistance with the rank of captain by decree on September 22, 1953.

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