Yesterday I spent a quiet hour walking around Oradour-sur-Glane in the Haute-Vienne area of the Limousin region of France. This village though is quite unlike any other.
Until 10 June 1944 it was a quiet place far from any conflict occurring in France in WW2.
On that Saturday an SS division entered the village initially rounding up residents for an 'identity check'. This soon changed to an apparent 'search for hidden arms and explosives'.
Women and children were marched to the church, the men gathered up in nearby barns....