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Fête de la Libération

Cultural ,  Commemoration in Gourin
  • Gourin celebrates the Liberation on August 5, 6 and 7, 2022

    On August 5, 1944, the town of Gourin was liberated by the American 6th Armored Division.
    To commemorate the 78th anniversary of the event, a Liberation camp is organized in Gourin, at the Domaine de Tronjoly, from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

    Re-enactment groups and individuals who wish to participate are invited to fill out a registration form.

    Detailed program :

    Friday, August 5, 2022
    From 9 am: installation on...
    Gourin celebrates the Liberation on August 5, 6 and 7, 2022

    On August 5, 1944, the town of Gourin was liberated by the American 6th Armored Division.
    To commemorate the 78th anniversary of the event, a Liberation camp is organized in Gourin, at the Domaine de Tronjoly, from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

    Re-enactment groups and individuals who wish to participate are invited to fill out a registration form.

    Detailed program :

    Friday, August 5, 2022
    From 9 am: installation on the camp
    16h : commemoration in Huelgoat in homage to the 6th American armored division which liberated the Center West Brittany
    5pm : commemoration in Poullaouen in honor of the 6th American armored division that liberated West Central Brittany
    18h : closing of the camp

    Saturday August 6th 2022
    9:30 am : conference on the Breton emigration to the USA, at the museum " Ces Bretons d'Amérique ", at the castle of Tronjoly, by the association Bretagne TransAmerica
    12pm: opening of the camp
    3pm: Toul an Chy cycling race, a race created during the occupation.
    6pm: closing of the camp

    Sunday August 7th 2022
    9:30 am: conference on the geology of Gourin and on the slate quarries that served as hiding places for local resistance fighters during World War II at the museum of geology and old tools in Tronjoly, by the association Traditions et Patrimoine dans les Montagnes Noires
    11:00 am : parade in the city
    11:30 am: commemoration in the city center: homage to the doctor from Gurin, Henri Bahier, hero of the resistance within the network Vengeance
    12pm: opening of the camp
    6pm: closing of the camp

    Animations are planned on the camp throughout the weekend: presentation of materials, uniforms, jeep baptisms, reenactment scenes...
Schedules
Schedules
  • From August 5, 2022 until August 7, 2022