General Henry Giraud Memorial - La Fosette
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cecticide
N 43° 08.699 E 006° 23.762
32T E 288249 N 4780206
Quick Description: Memorial for the evasion of French General Henry Giraud
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 12/2/2021 12:37:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM15BP2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
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Long Description:
Stone monument with following inscription on metal plate:

Original French:
"Ici, le 6 Novembre 1942 s'évadait le Général HENRI GIRAUD à bord du "MILAN II" bateau de pêche du Lavandourain Jules CREST, pour rejoindre l'Afrique du Nord libérée.
Au large un sous-marin britannique "LE SERAPH" l'embarquait ainsi que l'Aspirant BERNARD GIRAUD, son fils, le Capitaine BEAUFRE et l'Enseigne de Vaisseau VIRET"

EN translation:
"Here, on November 6, 1942, General HENRI GIRAUD escaped aboard the "MILAN II" fishing boat of the Lavandourain Jules CREST, to reach liberated North Africa.
Offshore a British submarine "LE SERAPH" took her along with Midshipman BERNARD GIRAUD, his son, Captain BEAUFRE and Ensign Vaisseau VIRET"
Date of Dedication: 11/6/1942

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Go on the beach, go to the east toward the rocks

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
La Fosette
Le Lavandou, France


Commemoration: Escape of French General Giraud

Access times: Not listed

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