Thursday, 19 August 2021

Traces of the Second World War in the Loire Valley

Everywhere you go in the Loire Valley was touched by the Second World War but it can be almost impossible to find the traces unless you are with an experienced local guide. For example, if you visit Loches, you need to look up at certain buildings. You will see the ricochet marks of bullets at attic window level, but they would be easy to miss without someone who knows which buildings and what those pock marks in the stone are. You will not read it in any tourist literature. 

Town hall and Porte Picois, Loches, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
If you look carefully you can see bullet ricochet marks in the old town gate (under the clock).


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