Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Le Mur des Fusillés - European Road Trip Day One, part 2

Still in Arras, and indeed still in the citadel, is Le Mur des Fusillés  where resistance fighters and the like were executed during WW2.  A strange place to visit on such a pleasant sunny day.
The plaques commemorating the dead cover a large area of the fort's original walls.  Here are but a random few:

   The site of the execution post.
To lift the mood a little I had a look round some of the citadel walls...
...and the nicely (rebuilt after WW1) squares in the town centre.


Pete. said...

Grim stuff but very important it is remembered.



Geordie an Exiled FoG said...