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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Civilians in war
In Normandy and the in the Manche department, civilians paid a heavy price during the Second World War. Daily life during the occupation, the surprise of the landing, the terrible days after, the joy of liberation, the resistance, are all themes that are covered in this part of the blog. Testimonials, information, anecdotes can be found here.
During the Second World War, supply and production problems were very serious. Everything was in short supply! In order to guarantee a “vital minimum”, the government set up a nationwide supply system. What was the situation in La Manche? Our historian tells you all about it.
Push open the doors of history
Visit the Normandy Victory Museum Musée de la Bataille des haies. We are in Normandy, Manche dpt, France.