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Offline francis83

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Operation Dragoon 1944 August the 15th
on: August 14, 2019, 04:58:27 PM
Hi everybody

during some days we have here the commemoration of the Liberation of Provence beginning with the Operation Dragoon on 1944 August the 15th. Around 400 american gliders (Waco type) landed not so far from my house near a Village called La Motte. Many soldiers died during the landing and many others during the first days of the operation, that explains the American cemetary in Draguignan 5 kilometers from home.

For more information search "Operation Dragoon".

This morning I saw the historical reconstruction with american equipments in the village of Le Muy one of the villages choosen for the landing.

This celebration renews every year.

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Re: Operation Dragoon 1944 August the 15th
Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 07:53:08 AM
I lived in Le Muy when I was a teenager!! Was not aware it was a landing spot. Make sense since it is the the first flat spot not to far from de sea and Le Dramont.
 

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Re: Operation Dragoon 1944 August the 15th
Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 08:41:38 AM
 :762:   an interesting and worthwhile visit    :169:   
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