Event 254

Paddy Ashdown

The Cruel Victory

Venue: The Tata Tent

As the Allied troops stormed the D-Day beaches, the Vercors rose up to fight the Nazis in a planned rearguard action. It was to prove not only the largest Resistance action of the entire war but also, in the severity of the German response, the most brutal slaughter of resistance forces in Western Europe.

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Paddy Ashdown