22 September 2019

René Duchez in Caen, Calvados (14)

René Duchez (1903-48) was a hero of the French Resistance, the Caen group, and is noted for stealing plans of the Atlantic wall: he was a painter who contrived to be employed by the kommandantur. This part of his biography was very losely adapted as a film by Marcel Camus entitled Le Mur de l'Atlantique (1970), starring Bourvil.

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