Tag Archives: Moissac

The Flood of the Century in Southwest France, 3-4 March 1930

  On Saturday 1st March 1930, torrential rain started to fall on already saturated ground in Southwest France. Unseasonably high temperatures brought by southerly winds rapidly melted the thick mantle of snow that had fallen in late winter on the … Continue reading

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Sheltering Jews in SW France During World War II

  Today, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops. The unspeakable horror of these places has been described in memoirs and contemporary film footage. But very few survivors remain and it is … Continue reading

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