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.
Speech in French about the action and memorial
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`
The parade marches off to the next memorial at the crossroads.
Salute to the plaque above the shop.
Speech about the memorial
Plaque to Pierre Zmyslony and the F.F.I.
The French Wreath laying group
The Parade marches to the Town Hall
The standards arrive to line the entry to the Town Hall
The Mayoral party enter the Town Hall
Vernon Church in the Background