Martyrs' Village: Oradour sur Glane, France

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Contributor FreD ...///... created this haunting aerial video of Oradour-sur-Glane, a small French village in central France that was the scene of one of the worst World War II atrocities in Western Europe.  In June, 1944, troops of the Waffen-SS came through here to reinforce the German positions in Normandy following the Allied D-Day landing.  They massacred 642 residents of the town, mostly women and children.  While the village was rebuilt nearby, the original village was preserved in memorial. 

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