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MUSIQUE ORIGINALE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE RAT-PATRON
Remerciements : Mr Bernier, Mme Briant, Mr Ducouret, Mme Mangin-Payen, Mr Wollaert
Oradour-sur-Glane is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France.
The original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original has been maintained as a permanent memorial.
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