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World war II



- Terrible air raids, 3000 allied bombs fell on Vignacourt to destroy the German arms,

- and several houses were destroyed,

- Dietary restrictions,

- The exodus to the south,

- Resistance.

Rampe de lancement V1

V1 was transported by the trolley on the launch pad

Photo commented by M. Laurent BAILLEUL, V1 book.

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War memorial

Foreign soldiers

FARLEY LEACH, George William Harry – He came from United Kingdom - Kensington. He died in 1940 at the age of 21 years old. He was enlisted in The Royal West Kent Regiment (Queen's Own) - 6th Bn. He is buried in the local cemetery.(central path).


Gravestone of G.W. FARLEY LEACH


Local soldiers

5 local soldiers from Vignacourt, are fell during the 2nd ww: 3 soldiers dead in 1940, 1 died in 1941 at Happenheim in Germany and one died in 1943 in Picardie. They were also young like the foreign soldiers.

They was part of these different units:

-16th Light Infantry Brigade.

-45th RI (Infantry Regiment).

-28th RR guard (Regional Regiment).

-229th RALD. (heavy Artillery Regiment).

-163th RAF (dead in Germany).

Civilian casualties, and deportees are also mentioned near the war memorial.