Recueillement et hommage s'impose en plus pour ce grand monsieur héroïque et courageux qui nous avons eu le plaisir de rencontrer cette année.
Jean Dupuis : Le rescapé du Brédin (Chabanais le 1er août 1944) (lien)
The Germans began to set fire to the town, including unknowingly a gas canister storage. The explosions from the storage made the Germans think that they were under heavy bombardment and quickly left the town.
A month later the city of Angoulême, close to Mr Dupuis' home, was liberated and he said that he would have loved to have been there to take part but was still recuperating from his injuries.
After two hours in his company it was hard to know if we had over stayed our welcome but as we prepared to leave he wanted to show us his collection of old papers and posters dedicated to the Résistance. In his garage he also stored his mobile Résistance exhibition, which he had presented numerous times to schools and at local events.