Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

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I was consumed with interest when I read the Plage Bonaparte on a sign to the beach but, on arrival, found that it had more to do with the brave Bretons who had assisted the repatriation of allied airmen than to Napoleon.

There was a plaque proudly erected near the small carpark which read: 'Between January and August, 1944, a total of 135 American and Canadian airmen who had been shot down by the Germans, were secretly taken through these cliffs on dark and moonless nights to await the small boats that would carry them to safety across the channel. Thank you to the Resistance of the Shelburn Network of Plouma and of the local area who helped them.'

As workshops, to give you more of an atmospheric flavour of the site, I will include a photograph which shows the tunnelled archway through the cliff to the beach here and one which shows how dangerous the sea could have felt, even though it is not dark here. !

Thanks for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9411 W: 371 N: 21799] (85678)
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