Sunday, January 11, 2015
Resistance Memorial Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure in Charente
Just a short drive away, approx 20 minutes, you will find the memorial to the resistance, just across the department into the Charente.
The memorial of the Resistance Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure in Charente, was built at the end of the Second World War in memory of the martyrs of the 1465 Resistance fighters and Charente and Charente-Maritime fallen of honor. It is both a memorial of the Resistance and National Cemetery.
The Maquis Bir Hacheim had Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure as the cradle. The surviving members including Colonel André Chabanne and Guy Pascaud had the idea, from the release of the Charente, a monument to the glory of resistance, intended to perpetuate the memory of the fallen volunteers “for freedom and greatness the fatherland “and particularly the 170 shot, deported and died in combat known or anonymous.