Musee de la Liberation in Le Muy is Severely damaged by floods.
In June 2010 the severe flooding that wreaked havoc in parts of Southern France severely damaged the Musee de la Liberation which is situated in the town of Le Muy. The Museum was submerged under 3 metres of flood water. The flood water brought a deluge of mud which totally covered most of the exhibits.
The collection itself belongs to the Association du 15 Aout 1944, which Jean-Michel Soldi and Eric Renoux formed when the town hall approached them some years ago with the offer of a location for a permanent display for their collection which they had built up since they were small children.
The items have all been collected by or donated to Jean-Michel and Eric/the Association and the display is inspired by their personal connections made over the last couple of decades with veterans from Britain and the USA. Their overall aim is that the display should forever tell the story of the individuals who took part in Operation Dragoon, not just the historical events, but most imortantly for the veterans themselves and for their families.
More photo’s showing the terrible damage….
Thankfully Jean Mi, Eric and their friends and families are safe.