Dury (south of Amiens), 5-6 June 1940 Villa Charpentier

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Dury (south of Amiens), 5-6 June 1940 Villa Charpentier

Post by Hoplophile » 19 Jul 2022 20:16

This request is a bit of a long shot. However, if someone can help with this quest, he is likely to be found here.

So, here goes ...

I am looking for a picture of the "Villa Charpentier," the building that, along with its grounds, served as the location of the last stand of the French troops defending in the village of Dury, south of the city of Amiens, on 5 and 6 June 1940. (The closer the date of the photograph, painting, or drawing to the time of the battle, the better.)

Can anyone help with this?

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Re: Dury (south of Amiens), 5-6 June 1940 Villa Charpentier

Post by GregSingh » 20 Jul 2022 03:17

This photo from delcampe.net is not dated, most likely post-war. According to seller, building was called Villa Monlet-Bordier.
Looks near identical to current Google street view photo.
https://www.google.com/maps/@49.8419258 ... 384!8i8192

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Re: Dury (south of Amiens), 5-6 June 1940 Villa Charpentier

Post by Hoplophile » 20 Jul 2022 03:21

Thank you, Greg, for the photo.

I think that you are right. The building appears to be of post-war construction.

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Re: Dury (south of Amiens), 5-6 June 1940 Villa Charpentier

Post by Hoplophile » 26 Jul 2022 23:26

These two photos, from Gallica, show an entrance to what I presume to be the Villa Charpentier in 1916. (Knowing that the Villa Charpentier had served as headquarters for General Joffre in 1916, the found the photos by searching for pictures of General Foch.)

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b ... k=450646;0

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b ... k=429186;4

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