At the edge of the forest in Capvern is the French war grave of Bernard Ravitsky, Gabriel Fourvel and Jacquis Soubielle.
In this area, on July 10th 1944 the combats du maquis the Payolle was fought. French partisans, resistance fighters of the Groupe Bernard fought here against the German army. In this battle fell 18 French victims, the death toll on the German side was 50. After the battle, the aforementioned three Frenchmen were captured by the Germans, they were tortured and executed at this place.
Text on the stone:
ABATTUS A CET ENDROIT PAR LES NAZIS
APRES AVOIR SUBI LA TORTURE
MORTS POUR LA FRANCE
EN CE LIEU LE 10 JUILLET 1944
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- Text: Paul Moerenhout
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com