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Spanish refugees crossing the border, during WW2
Spanish refugees crossing the border, during WW2
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ezaWW2?

eza

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Of course, I'm not sure at all and don't want to step on anybody's toes, but... spanish refugees entering France during the Second World War? I think this might take place a little bit earlier, in 1938. They might be fleeing the Bielsa area just before its fall in the hands of Franco's army...
Posted Jun 10, 2011 2:03 pm

nartrebRe: WW2?

nartreb

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I agree. The sign in the photo says "Arreau - Cadeac", a logical transit point if you took the A-138 from Bielsa. (Maybe the A-138 didn't exist at that time, but the pass was surely there... today it's a tunnel, but it looks like there's a route by the Pic de L'Aiguille, a spot called "Port Vieux"... I can even see trails in the satellite view) About 5000 civilians crossed the border, mostly in April, 1938.
Posted Jun 10, 2011 5:27 pm

visentinRe: WW2?

visentin

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True, prior to WW2 indeed. 1938 exactly as you pointed. Thanks for this correction !
Posted Jun 11, 2011 1:56 am

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