Malleval-en-Vercors

Plaque commémorative

Plaque inscribed thus: "Here, on January 29, 1944,  the patriot Louis Toussaint Revol 1911-1944, gave his life for France, murdered by the Germans."

January 29, 1944, is the date of the Wehrmacht's morning attack on the maquis in Malleval (an FTPF (Franc-Tireurs et Partisans - one of several resistance organizations) camp commanded by Raymond Perinetti at les Belles, and an ORA (Organisation de résistance de l'armée - Army Resistance Organization) camp under Gustave Eysseric, that had absorbed a group organized by Abbey Grouès, better known as Abbey Pierre).

Louis Revol, a milkman in Cognin, was sought and arrested by the Germans. He was... Read more

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Address : Plaque apposée sur une escarpe rocheuse en aval du hameau Le Moulin, sur la D22 , 38470 Malleval-en-Vercors
GPS Coordinates : 45.156283 , 5.437899
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Themes
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Fighting
  • Civil resistance
  • Repression
  • Isere
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Plaque inscribed thus: "Here, on January 29, 1944,  the patriot Louis Toussaint Revol 1911-1944, gave his life for France, murdered by the Germans."

January 29, 1944, is the date of the Wehrmacht's morning attack on the maquis in Malleval (an FTPF (Franc-Tireurs et Partisans - one of several resistance organizations) camp commanded by Raymond Perinetti at les Belles, and an ORA (Organisation de résistance de l'armée - Army Resistance Organization) camp under Gustave Eysseric, that had absorbed a group organized by Abbey Grouès, better known as Abbey Pierre).

Louis Revol, a milkman in Cognin, was sought and arrested by the Germans. He was used as a human shield to force the maquis to surrender. He was first wounded by the resistants, then shot in the head by the Germans; his body was tossed into the gorges of the Nan.

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Musée de la résistance en ligne

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