Colour photograph of Oradour-sur-Glane in the Haute-Vienne region of Southern France. On Saturday 10th June 1944, the 2nd SS Panzer Division - Das Riech, were given orders to travel north and assist in the battle against the allied invasion after D-Day (6th June 1944). One of the tank commanders, Adolf Diekmann received information that a Waffen-SS officer was being held captive by members of the local resistance. The outcome of this story is one of many brutal, inhuman acts that Nazi Germany committed against the people they sought power over. Arriving in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane they murdered 642 Men, Women and Children then proceeded to destroy the village with fire. General Charles de Gaulle ordered that the village never be rebuilt, instead, it would remain a memorial. To this day, nothing has been touched and you can visit the village as it was left at the end of the second world war.
Just how likely was this an example of the Nazi's use of Mephamphetamine, so powerfully illustrated in Norman Ohler's haunting book - Blitzed.
Limited Edition Archival Inkjet Giclée Print.
Available in one size;
• 90cm x 153.8cm - 35 1/2" x 62 1/42" (Includes border) Limited Edition of 3.
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