Oradour-sur-Glane. France

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  1. PhilandMena

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    We were there last year, very moving and sad site, also a very good aire not far away.
     
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    Haunting place :(
     
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    well worth the visit ( spot the sewing machine)

    sadly this year the Aire was smelly and crowded in july WC dump was out of commission and people were lousy shots when emptying cassettes down the Loo
     
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    A visit that I suspect will stick with us for life. Very humbling. When we visited there were some German visitors. Very brave of them we thought.
     
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    we went last year, started out into the old village and had to go back to visitor centre, very odd feeling

    some of the facts about the place are so sad, mainly the Germans got the wrong place

    aire looked good last year, shame about this years report above
     
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    It's one of the places I want to stop off at on my way to spain later this year.
     
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    Our visit there will stick in our minds forever ,very moving place.
    Very very sad.
     
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    We stopped there a couple of years ago, we came across it by chance on a circular tour of France on the way back from Switzerland, as said a very moving place and there for the grace of God it could have been over here, we stopped on the Aire it was very clean and in good order when we was there other than when we cut across the grass and got dog doo doo all on our shoes. Pete
     
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    They were in every building till ScotJimland went, now he only visits for spare parts:LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    What Amazes me is how big it is , it's called a village but in them days it must have been a town , various cafés and garages , doctors , dentist, and even it's own tram service, I always have to think what German visitors must feel when you see it in the flesh.
     
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    Not all Germans, and especially not those who weren't even born at the time, can be blamed for the atrocity...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    Not blameing anyone and didn't quite mean it like that, but have you been in the museam and listened to the voice over, if it's the same in the German translation it's not very nice.
     
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    I guess many Germans must feel the same way about the awful German atrocities of the war as I do about the Allied bombing of Dresden or, in earlier times, the British involvement in slave trade.

    We all seem capable, under certain circumstances, of doing despicable things to each other. :(


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    Having not lived through a war (UK based at least) I do not have the level of understanding as others

    But something that really amazes me is how relatively quickly we seem to forget / forgive

    Just look at how many of us now travel to Germany on holiday, how many drive German and Japanese cars

    The list I am sure could go on,

    Politicians start wars, the poor sods in the forces fight them, we live with the aftermath, thank goodness we have been able to move on, not forgotten, just hopeful of no recurrence
     
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    my brother bought a Japanese car my father refused to get in it.
    He had come to Pick him up from hospital.
    A WILL F..........ING WALK FIRS he shouted at casualty.
    he got the bus home
    he was so funny
     
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    Just like hundreds of places we Brits should feel uneasy in. Though we have time on our side but much more widespread atrocities than the German's managed, we covered the whole globe.

    Ditto Romans, Spanish, Portuguese.
     
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    We intend to visit there next week on our way to Spain.

    Alan and Karen
     
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    There was the Mau Mau uprising in 1950's Kenya, the pesky natives wanted their country back. We sent in 10,000 highly trained and well equipped troops and not surprisingly the Kenyans were defeated. A few years ago, the Kenyans were paid compensation by the UK government for being castrated, during the uprising men were castrated regardless of whether they were "rebels" or not. Hilldweller is right many European countries did dreadful things in Africa and the rest of the world.
     
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