Lyon - Bastille Day 14 juillet 1942

Rédigé par Alain dans la rubrique Le coin du collectionneur

This is an original photo taken by an american reporter. It was taken on Bastille Day in 1942 as 100,000 people took to the streets in Lyon to protest against the Vichy government and Nazi occupation. Shown here are the notes dated 9-7-42 that are on the back of the photo

The reporter took many photos as the crowd assembled and two of these photos appeared in the september 1942 issue of La Lettre de la France Combattante alongside a report on some of the insurrections and sabotage in France during 1942.

Centre d'histoire de la Résistance et de la déportation à Lyon (Lien)