Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jan

23

1943

The ‘Battle’ of Marseille

German troops seal off the old quarter of Marseille, the harbour side community.

The French administration worked hard to avoid mixing up the two operations. Sizeable police forces carried out numerous searches in the quarter. Entire neighbourhoods were surrounded and identity checks were made. More than 6,000 individuals were arrested and 40,000 identies were checked.