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A Remembrance Day Out
With Jane Mann (...)
Antitank walls at Collioure, Port Vendres....
Chateau-Fort-Liberia and the ’Affaire (...)
Elisabeth and her Maternité LATEST (...)
Friedel BOHNY-REITER Friedel BOHNY-REITER
Lest We Forget ... La Retirada
In January (...)
Port Vendres war memorial The Avions (...)
Lest we forget Rivesaltes internment camp - (...)
Rivesaltes Memorial The fist symbolic (...)
Lest we forget Camp Joffre, Memorial (...)
LEST WE FORGET The Comet Line
The Comet line The WW2 escape route (...)
The Pat Line Previously in P-O Life, we (...)
The Pat Line – What Happened Next? (...)
VALMANYA Symbol of Catalan resistance (...)
Lest We Forget ...
In January and February of 1939, over 500,000 Republican refugees fleeing the Spanish Civil war, struggled across the high passes of the Pyrenees on foot. They were not welcomed with open arms. On arrival, they were herded into, makeshift open-air camps on the beaches of Argelès, Saint Cyprien or Barcarès where today we swim and build our sandcastles, and later confined in squalid conditions in internment camps around the region.