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Things to do in La Balme-de-Thuy

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Historical Monuments in La Balme-de-Thuy
National Necropolis of Morette
The National Cemetery of Morette is a small cemetery in the Haute Savoie, and contains the remains of some of the 465 members of the French resistance who fought in March 1944. It was the first major operation of the resistance and involved 56 Spanish fighters, some of which are also buried here. The group's motto was 'Live free or die'. The cemetery is very well maintained, and regularly hosts tributes from politicians and former combatants.
Of Cultural Interest in La Balme-de-Thuy
Departmental Museum of the Resistance
All Departments have a museum dedicated to glossing over the Resistance in WWII. In most cases, these exhibits are pretty dispensable, because in many places throughout France, the resistance was barely a representative movement until the latter stages of the conflict. This is not the case of Upper Savoy, where the Maquis were organized for the first time for armed struggle and, although initially were crushed by German forces and the collaborationist Vichy regime, they were finally releasing the first to get his department without the auxulio Allied troops. In size, the museum is pretty small, but it is very well organize. It is located right next to the cemetery where you will find the remains of most of the people who started armed resistance in the area. The most emotional part is the crypt because this is where the crosses are the originally buried the fallen people, and the headstones are very ceremonial.