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Louis-Bussone Street

Historic site and monument in La Londe-les-Maures

  • Louis Bussone was born on July 30th, 1919 in La Londe.

  • F.T.P.F (Maverick and French partisan).
    On August 17th, 1944 at 3 p.m., at the announcement of the arrival of the American and French soldiers who had landed on August 15th, 1944 on the Provençal coast, after having defused the explosive charges under the Maravenne bridge and facilitated the arrival of the liberating troops, he attempted to sabotage the device that the German soldiers had installed to destroy the Pansard bridge during their withdrawal.

    Surprised by an enemy patrol, he...
    F.T.P.F (Maverick and French partisan).
    On August 17th, 1944 at 3 p.m., at the announcement of the arrival of the American and French soldiers who had landed on August 15th, 1944 on the Provençal coast, after having defused the explosive charges under the Maravenne bridge and facilitated the arrival of the liberating troops, he attempted to sabotage the device that the German soldiers had installed to destroy the Pansard bridge during their withdrawal.

    Surprised by an enemy patrol, he fled to his home but he was catched by the German soldiers that were chasing him. He was arrested and passed through the village with his hands on his head under the eyes of the villagers.

    He was shot on August 17th, 1944 at the age of 25 near the cooperative cellar by the head of the Kommandantur.
    The latter, taken prisoner by African commandos during the attack on the Mauvanne blockhouses, was shot dead by the village inhabitants in the evening of 18th August.
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