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Posted on Aug 17, 2005 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Oradour sur Glane

Armchair General

Heading to the northern entry to the village takes one past the tram station.

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An iron fireplace falls apart as the years creep by.

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This is probably the longest road in the village, to the left, the boys’ school can be seen.


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Here’s the tram station, and the point where two tramlines cross, now overgrown with grass and weeds.

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More rusting cars lie by the roadside, and an old well sits sadly on the other side.

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The once proud village post office still bears the signs of extensive fire damage.

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To conclude our general tour of the village, some final pictures of the northern end of the ruins.

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1 Comment

  1. I heard a rumour that the real reason for the massacre was that there was a great deal of gold bullion that had to be removed very quickly and the massacre was an excuse or cover up for those wishing to hide the fact that they were there to take the gold, and that a day before a crack team of special forces people arrived to oversee the shipment wondering if you could shed any light on this, it was something i learned at school years ago back in the seventies
    best regards
    Sean Schofield