Glières 1944. More than 60 years ago, the battle of Glières was a "great and beautiful adventure" (Malraux) which spilled the blood of more than a hundred resistance fighters from Haute-Savoie. This episode, symbol of the Resistance to the Nazi occupation and to the Vichy Order Maintenance Forces (Militia and GMR) had never been approached from a military point of view. Thanks to the study of unpublished sources, testimonies and iconography, Yves Barde analyzes in detail the forces present, the tactics and armaments of the two camps and the events which led to the formation of the Glières battalion around the iconic Tom Morel. Finally, it restores the chronology of the violent fighting which took place between February and March 1944 on the Plateau des Glières. Unequal battles between a trained German army and a handful of young people who had decided to Live Free or Die. Glières 1944 is now a reference work.
This 3rd edition offers photos of the places and color maps.