Duinkerk Veterans Street

 

A memory site of the Second World War where an outraging massacre occurred.

 

On May 28th, 1940 the Germans launched an attack on the road of Wormhout to Esquelbecq, a strategic point for their progression towards Dunkirk, whish was eagerly defended, tooth and nail, by the British.

 

During the confrontation, a hundred soldiers belonging to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, the Cheshire Regiment and the Royal Regiments of Artillery are captured and made prisoners, then led and locked up in a small wooden shed, a barn, on a large field known as “La Plaine aux bois” in Esquelbecq.

 

They are then assassinated by the SS Leibstandarte Adolph Hitler, the Führer personal guards, who did not support the resistance opposed against them.

Partner : http://www.coalhousefort-gallery.com/Wormhoudt-Massacre-Site

 

Free visit of the site “La Plaine au bois” every day of the week. Guided tour is possible on prior reservation at 03.28.62.88.57

(Tourism Office**/La Maison du Westhoek)

 


British cemetery of the Commonwealth, rue du souvenir.

Panoramic view 360° ici

 

 

 

 

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