Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre

Stèle commémorative

Stone marker called "Bard Marker", beside National highway 102, recalling that on August 16, 1944, the 31st Company FFI (French Interior Forces) engaged a German column in retreat, causing heavy losses. Twenty-two resistants died in the fighting. The marker lists forty-eight names of men who died in the last fighting for the Liberation of the region.

In 1946, the resistant Jean Brugerolles created a ceremony of commemoration in homage to the victims. Today, on the Sunday after August 15, a ceremony takes place at the Bard Marker in memory of the victims of the fighting for the Liberation of the Brioude region.

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Coordinates

Address : RN102 , 43360 Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre
GPS Coordinates : 45.348239 , 3.342152
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Monument
  • Fighting
  • Free groups
  • Repression
  • Haute-Loire
  • Armed Resistance
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