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Near Pontevès in Var, Provence-Alps-French Riviera, France — Western Europe
 

Passants, Recueillez-vous

Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944

 
 
Passants, Recueillez-vous Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2012
1. Passants, Recueillez-vous Marker
Inscription.  (This marker/monument has two panels) Ici, le 27 Juillet 1944, dix patriotes Résistants enfermés à la prison de Brignoles furent emmenés et maltraités par les nazis qui les chargèrent d’explosifs dans le but de faire sauter le «Jas du Bessillon» pensant qu’il abritait le masquisards. Leur tâche terminées, sur le chemin du retour, ils furent lâchement assassinés a 2 km d’ici au lieu dit «Ste Catherine». Ce même jour dans le maquis du Bessillon les F.T.P.F du camp «Battaglia» 1ère compagnie de Provence étaient attaqués par la division allemande «Brandelborg». Les 22 maquisards, embusqués dans la colline, s’etaint séparés en 3 groupes. Le premier groupe déplora un tué. Le second sortit intact de l’encerclement. Le troisiéme groupe, presque au sommet du Besillon, eut à deplorer sept tués sur huit. C’était cela la barbarie nazie.

(Translated by Google Translate with modifications:)
Passersby. Recollect
Here, 27 July 1944, ten Resistant patriots imprisoned in prison Brignoles were taken away and abused by the Nazis who forced them to load explosives for the purpose of blowing up the "Jas Bessillon” thinking it sheltered the

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masquisards. Their task completed, on the way back, they were cowardly murdered 2 km away at a place called "St. Catherine".

That same day in the bush of the Bessillon FTPF camp "Provence Battaglia” first company was attacked by the German division "Brandelborg”. The 22 guerrillas, hidden in the hill, separating into 3 groups. The first group lamented one killed. The second came in from the surroundings intact. The third group, near the top of Besillon, had to mourn seven killed of eight. That was the Nazi barbarity.

(The second panel, on the monument)
Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944
(English: Heroes and Martyrs killed at Bessillon July 27, 1944) Resistants Fusilles (English: Resistance fighters executed) Aune, Marius 60 ans, de Barjols • Durnad, Louis 54 ans, de Barjols • Fave, Marius 72 ans, de Barjols • Volerani, Lucien 20 ans, de Barjols • D’Erano, Raphaél 55 ans, de Belgentier • Gely, Joseph 26 ans, de Toulon • Martin, Nicolas 38 ans, de Brignoles • Philis, Gabriel 54 ans, de Cotignac • Pic, Félix 40 ans, de Le val • Vinçon, Sylvestre 41 ans, de Brignoles Resistants Tues au Combat

(English: Resistance fighters killed in combat) Arnaud, Victor 19 ans, de La Coitat • Donnat, Constant 20 ans, de Mougin • Ferrero, Jean 19 ans, de Draguignan • Gerard, Léon 33 ans, de Cotignac • Kershao, Gilbert 21 ans, de La

Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2012
2. Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944 Marker
Valette • Santucci, Orlando 22 ans, de Salernes • Trinquet, Jean 22 ans, de Marseille • Andre 26 ans, de famille inconnue
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is July 27, 1944.
 
Location. 43° 33.535′ N, 6° 5.46′ E. Marker is near Pontevès, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Provence-Alps-French Riviera), in Var. Memorial is on D560. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pontevès, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 83670, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aux Enfants d’Aups Mort pour la France (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); L’insurrection de 1851 (approx. 13.2 kilometers away); Declaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen (approx. 13.2 kilometers away).
 
Passants, Recueillez-vous/Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2012
3. Passants, Recueillez-vous/Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944 Marker
Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944 Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2012
4. Aux Heros et Martyrs Tombes au Bessillon 27 Juillet 1944 Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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