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The Pont Clemenceau and Zmyslony Memorials

Ceremony held at Pont Clemenceau bridge, crossing the river Seine where there is a plaque to honour the Resistance fighters of vernon. After it was a short march down Rue d`Albufera to the crossroad with Rue Carnot, where there is a plaque to Pierre Zmyslony  18 yrs of age and  the F.F.I.

 

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Speech in French about the action and memorial
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Plaque on Pont Clemenceau, The Resistance was strong at this location, after the destruction of the bridge on the nights of the 18-19th Aug 1944, the Germans tried to re conquer the town of Vernon from the 19th - 25th Aug 1944, but were broken by the determination of the French Resistance.
`Remember the sacrifices of our hero`s who died for Vernon and for France`
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The parade marches off to the next memorial at the crossroads.
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Salute to the plaque above the shop.
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Speech about the memorial
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Plaque to Pierre Zmyslony and the F.F.I.
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The French Wreath laying group
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The Parade marches to the Town Hall
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The standards arrive to line the entry to the Town Hall
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The Mayoral party enter the Town Hall
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Vernon Church in the Background
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