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During the Second World War, the Alsatian resistance was structured and organised both inside and outside of Alsace, where efforts were made to reunite all the Alsatians scattered across southwestern France or exiled to Switzerland. It was thus that came about the GMA-Sud (Mobile Group of Alsace) which later became the Alsace-Lorraine Brigade and GMASuisse, which in turn became the 1st and 31st BCP (Battalion of Light Infantry Riflemen). André Malraux headed the 1,200 men strong Alsace-Lorraine Brigade with the assistance of Lieutenant-Colonel Jacquot. The veterans of the GMA wanted to honour the memory of their fellow soldiers who fell during the battles of the liberation of the Sundgau region and Mulhouse, by building a memorial and reuniting every year to commemorate the shared fate that brought them together during their escapes, imprisonment in Swiss camps, their return to France on September 21, 1944 in Ornans and the battles fought in the ranks of the First French Army.
- Type of visits proposed : Free visit