Silent Village

In 1926, a journalist from Toulouse recalled an earlier visit to the peaceful, idyllic village: Oradour-sur-Glane! I remember it. You could get there on the ...

Silent Village

Silent Village

'Based on eye-witness accounts, Robert Pike’s moving book vividly depicts the lives of the villagers who were caught up in the tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane and brings their experiences to our attention for the first time' Hanna Diamond, author of Fleeing Hitler On 10 June 1944, four days after Allied forces landed in Normandy, the picturesque village of Oradour-sur-Glane in the rural heart of France was destroyed by an armoured SS Panzer division. Six hundred and forty-three men, women and children were murdered in the nation’s worst wartime atrocity. Today, Oradour is remembered as a ‘martyred village’ and its ruins preserved, but the stories of its inhabitants lie buried under the rubble of the intervening decades. Silent Village gathers the powerful testimonies of survivors in the first account of Oradour as it was both before the tragedy and in its aftermath. Why this peaceful community was chosen for extermination has remained a mystery. Putting aside contemporary hearsay, Nazi rhetoric and revisionist theories, Robert Pike returns to the archival evidence to narrate the tragedy as it truly happened – and give voice to the anguish of those left behind.

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Silent Village
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Robert Pike
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-30 - Publisher: The History Press

'Based on eye-witness accounts, Robert Pike’s moving book vividly depicts the lives of the villagers who were caught up in the tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane and brings their experiences to our attention for the first time' Hanna Diamond, author of Fleeing Hitler On 10 June 1944, four days after Allied forces
The Silent Village, a Poem, with Notes ... To which is Added, Corona Sylvestris, Variis E Flosculis Contexta. (Erotophuseos, a Poem, in Four Scenes.).
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Thomas CLARKE (Poet of the 19th century.)
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1844 - Publisher:

Books about The Silent Village, a Poem, with Notes ... To which is Added, Corona Sylvestris, Variis E Flosculis Contexta. (Erotophuseos, a Poem, in Four Scenes.).
The Silent Village: Album
Language: cy
Pages:
Authors: Rachel Trezise, Peter Finnemore
Categories: Gwendraeth Fawr Valley Region (Wales)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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The Silent Village
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Merryn Corcoran
Categories: Families
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02 - Publisher:

Sarah reveals that she has been adopted and we flash back to her mother caught up in the Nazi invasion and reprisals in her boyfriend's family which nearly wipe out the village. We learn how she came to be adopted and she returns to France and Italy to discover the
Humphrey Jennings
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Keith Beattie
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-19 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary films are remarkable records of Britain at peace and war, and his range of representational approaches transcended accepted notions of wartime propaganda and revised the strict codes of British documentary film of the

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