Le Pègue

Plaque commémorative

Near the edge of Célas, part of the town of Pègue, in a shrubbery, two metal spikes in the ground hold up a commemorative panel of about 16" by 24". The text, blue and red on a white background (the colors of the French flag) gives homage in discreet but firm and warm tones to Léon Gleyze, a townsman who resisted the occupation in 1943-44. At that time, two maquis were located on the Lance mountain, one above his farm, which is higher than the marker, a few minutes away by car. From there, two lanes lead away, one toward the farm and one of the camps. Léon Gleyze's farm has been restored and is owned by Mr and Mrs Robert... Read more

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Address : Le Célas , 26770 Le Pègue
GPS Coordinates : 5.068015 , 44.447222
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  • Commemorative plaque
  • Maquis
  • Drome
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Near the edge of Célas, part of the town of Pègue, in a shrubbery, two metal spikes in the ground hold up a commemorative panel of about 16" by 24". The text, blue and red on a white background (the colors of the French flag) gives homage in discreet but firm and warm tones to Léon Gleyze, a townsman who resisted the occupation in 1943-44. At that time, two maquis were located on the Lance mountain, one above his farm, which is higher than the marker, a few minutes away by car. From there, two lanes lead away, one toward the farm and one of the camps. Léon Gleyze's farm has been restored and is owned by Mr and Mrs Robert Clément; his photo can be seen in the album. The marker, of a light structure, a photo of which can also be seen in the album, is striking for passers-by. The message is concentrated on the farmer's resistant personality:

"Léon Gleyze lived all his life 1890-1982 here, a Modest man, a Patriot, Discreet, Warm-hearted, an exemplary resistant. In 1943-44 he took in, fed and guided to the camps on the Lance a number of young adversaries of the Nazis. Fiftieth Anniversary of Liberatiion August 14, 1984."

Excerpted from the text by Michel and Claude Seyve.

Source: http://museedelaresistanceenligne.org/media2033-LA#fiche-tab

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