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Museum and memorial of the Corps Franc Pommies, Castelnau-Magnoac, Hautes-Pyrenees

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Corps Franc Pommies, Castelnau-Magnoac, Hautes-Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees

Museum of the Corps Franc Pommies

 

The Corps Franc Pommies was originally a resistance unit, created by Commander Andrew Pommies on 17 November 1942, after the invasion of the Free French zone by the German army on 11 November 1942.

 

The unit carried out attacks on various units of the German army occupying the south west of France and by the time of the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, they were around 9000 strong.

 

A n the open struggle, from 6 June to late August, the PSC will sometimes contribute decisively to the release of the Southwest.  They saw action against the German garrisons of Tarbes, Montauban, Auch, Mont-de-Marsan, Oloron-Ste-Marie and cut off German missions to Spain.

 

As the battles continued, the Corps saw action across the south west of France and beyond, eventually found themselves in Berlin and taking part in the victory parades there.

 

The Museum is in the centre of Castelnau-Magnoac, hautes-Pyrenees and entrance is free.

 

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Monday

Closed

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Thursday

9h - 20h

Friday

9h - 20h

Saturday

8h - 18h

Sunday

10h - 15h

 

 

 

 

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