Memorial at Bretenoux

    This is the main memorial, in front of the church, to the dead of the FFI at Bretenoux on the D940. On the 9 June, Frederic Holtzmann (from Alsace) was the leader of the F.F.I. and after the war he was posthumously awarded the Médaille Militaire. The action took place on the north side of the bridge, about 200 metres to the left of view. Apart from the 20 members of the F.F.I. another 20 civilians, who were caught up in the crossfire, were also killed: see Notes on Language and Terms used for an explanation of FFI.

Memorial at Bretenoux

 Timeline  How to get there & places to stay  Rank table for the Waffen-SS  Site Map
Summary of In a Ruined State
 Picture Gallery  Bibliography  Notes on Language and terms used  Additions and Updates
In a Ruined State
 Appendices  Frequently asked questions (FAQ)  Latest News  

Back to Picture Gallery

Back to Home Page

© Michael Williams: revised November 2008