Limousin, France

Title: Oradour-sur-Glane Ruins

Photographer: Mark Avedissian

Date taken: May 2004

Location: Limousin region in west-central France

Behind the scenes: On 10 June 1944, the idyllic French village of Oradour-sur-Glane was completely destroyed and 642 innocent men, women and children were massacred by soldiers in Hitler's elite 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division. This massacre was without giving any reasons for their actions and to this day there is no universally accepted explanation for this event. The ruins of the martyred village have been preserved as a reminder of this barbarity. One of the most moving locations I have ever visited ... a true snapshot in time.

Camera used: Canon EOS 300D, 18mm F/11, 1/320sec at ISO 400

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