The Liberators

Lithography “The Liberators”, with original signatures of four veterans of the famous Easy Compagny, of 506 Regiment 101 nd Airborne Division, made famous by the series “Band of Brothers”.
It is a single copy, because each lithograph is signed by veterans of this 506 regiment.

Veterans whose signature is present on lithography

Lynn Compton dit Buck Compton
Lynn Compton dit Buck Compton
Donald Malarkey
Donald Malarkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell Powers dit Shifty Powers
Darrell Powers dit Shifty Powers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earl ‘One Lung’ McClung
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Ne m’oublie pas

Toujours sympa à écouterUn été 44” : la comédie musicale signée Jean-Jacques Goldman, Charles Aznavour, Alain Chamfort, Yves Duteil, Maxime Le Forestier etc

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Marcel.P 6 June 1944

Mon grand père paternel faisait ses études de médecine à Caen lors du débarquement.
Il habitait en centre ville, rue Geôle juste à coté des murailles du château.
Au matin du 6 June, il monte sur le toit où il entend et voit au loin les tirs de la marine alliée, ensuite les bombardements de l’aviation alliéeC’est bien le débarquementIl décide de partir avec deux valises

Voici son parcours :

Ilremontevers le jardin des plantes de Caen.

Jardin des plantes détruit en 1944 après les bombardements (Col. Aub.)

 

Ensuite il part pour Maltot (sud-ouest de Caen) et récupère une brouette

Village de Maltot après les combats.

Puis Esquay-Notre-Dame où il ne reste pas, car en voyant l’installation d’une batterie d’artillerie allemande, il préfère partir : En effet le village (cote 112) va subir de lourds combats, le village fut totalement détruit

Esquay Notre DameCote 112
Esquay-Notre-Dame

 

ensuite Evrecy.

Evrecy

 


Il retourne à Caen pour récupérer son album photo, les rues sont désertes et en ruines

Rue GeôleCaen- 1944

Il va mettre plusieurs jours pour rejoindre la région parisienne, Sartrouville, où habitent ses parents

Pendant son périple, il croisera quelques combattants, dont des canadiens.
L’un deux, lui donna son canifLe voici aujourd’hui :

Il vit actuellement en région parisienne à bientôt 97 years…

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Paris 25 August 1944

Why do you want us dissimulions l & rsquo; emotion that grips us all, men and women, who are here, home, in Paris to free standing and that has to do with his hands.

Non ! We will not hide the profound and sacred emotion. There is minutes beyond each of our poor lives.

Paris ! paris outraged ! paris broke ! paris martyred ! but liberated Paris ! released by itself, liberated by its people with the help of armies of France, with & rsquo; support and assistance of all France, France, which fights, in France alone, the real France, the eternal France.

well ! since the & rsquo; enemy which held Paris has capitulated in our hands, of France returns to Paris, At her place. She goes there bloody, but resolved. She goes there, lit by the & rsquo; huge lesson, but more certain than ever, its duties and rights.

I say d & rsquo; first of his duties, and I will summarize them all by saying that, for the time being, it s & rsquo; acts of war duties. L & rsquo; tottering foe but n & rsquo; is not yet defeated. It remains on our soil. He does not even suffice than we & rsquo; have, with the assistance of our dear and admirable allies, driven from us as we stood for satisfied after what s & rsquo; s happened. We want to enter its territory as it should, victoriously.

C & rsquo; is why the & rsquo; vanguard French came to Paris with cannon.

C & rsquo; is why the great French army & rsquo; Italy landed in the South ! and quickly goes up the Rhone Valley.

C & rsquo; is why our brave and dear forces of & rsquo; s going inside & rsquo; s arm & rsquo; modern weapons.

C & rsquo; is this revenge, this vengeance and that justice, we will continue to fight until & rsquo; in the last day, up & rsquo; in the day of total victory and complete.

This duty of war, all men who are here and all who hear us in France know that & rsquo; it requires the & rsquo; national unity. We other, who have experienced the greatest moments of our history, we don & rsquo; not want to have anything else to show us, up & rsquo; in the end, worthy of France. Vive la France !

General de Gaulle, Paris city hall.

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