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Saint Lo, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Monument Commemoratif Saint-Lo

Vestige de l'ancienne prison, Saint-Lo

 
 
Monument Commemoratif Saint-Lo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2008
1. Monument Commemoratif Saint-Lo Marker
Inscription. Place General de Gaulle Plague 1: Les Resistants a leurs camarades victims de Nazisme 6 Juin 1944 Le C.C.L. de Saint-Lo. Plaque 2: La ville de Saint-Lo aux veuves et orphelins victims des guerres.

Inscription above the arch: Aux Victimes de la Repression Nazie (English translation: To the Victims of the Nazi Repression)
 
Location. 49° 6.936′ N, 1° 5.472′ W. Marker is in Saint Lo, Basse-Normandie. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Place General de Gaulle, Saint Lo, Basse-Normandie 50000, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St. Lo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Thomas D. Howie (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War, World II

 
Hedgerows in Saint Lo. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2008
2. Hedgerows in Saint Lo.
After D-Day, June 6, 1944, fierce battles were fought throughout the hedgerows of Normandy. The largest battle was around the town of St. Lo, which was almost totally destroyed. Hedgerows are small fields ringed by earthen banks of dirt and roots four to six feet high, with trees and shrubs growing tight enough to serve as fences that cattle and other farm animals could not get through. They served to hide soldiers and equipment for a later ambush.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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