Let’s discover the Resistance in La Manche through a few objects
This photo of a small wooden coffin, meticulously crafted and addressed to a “collabo”, allows us to tell you about the Resistance in La Manche during the Second World War. At the end of the article, we present several Resistance objects, selected from the many on display at the Normandy Victory Museum.
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Armband of the local liberation committee of the commune of Portbail
In this composition, we’ve reconstructed the sabotage equipment used by a La Manche Resistance fighter in the spring of 1944. Note the sparse equipment.
Here’s a leaflet that was distributed to local residents, indicating where and how to listen to English (BBC) and American radio waves.
This French model 26 helmet, with the roundel removed, was repainted with a Lorraine Cross framed by a V for Victory, the symbol of the FFI in combat, in the summer of 1944.
This Resistance leaflet, written on the back of a chocolate wafer, was found in Carentan. It clearly states its opinion of Pétain! “He who builds toilets with his own hands, does more for mankind than Pétain does for France”.
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