The Favicon for this
(consisting of the Cross of Lorraine superimposed on a
standard flag of France)
I have chosen this flag to be the "favicon" for the website
and it should appear next to
http://www.oradour.info in the address bar of your browser. It will also
the "Favorites" (American spelling) list of Internet Explorer, or "Bookmarks" of Netscape
Navigator, if you save the address to your list of favourite sites (I don't know
if this will work with other browsers, such as Firefox).
of Lorraine takes various forms (one of which is shown below
in red on the white background) and it is part of the heraldic arms of Lorraine in eastern
France. It was originally the symbol of Joan of Arc and after
1940, superimposed on a standard flag of France, it was adopted by General
Charles de Gaulle as the symbol of the Free French. During
of 1940 - 1945 the cross served as a rallying point
for French ambitions to recover its lost provinces of Alsace
and Lorraine. The significance for Oradour-sur-Glane is that 44
of those who died there on 10 June 1944 originally came from
the village of Charly
in Lorraine, now
renamed Charly-Oradour: see The
Oradours of France. Another 9 persons came from the suburb of
located in the city of Strasbourg, which is in the province of Alsace.
If the "favicon" is not
displayed and you are using Internet Explorer 7 or later, try opening: Tools - Internet
Options and on the General tab, click on Delete in the
Browsing history section, then on the Temporary Internet Files
section of the next box, click on Delete files, next click on Delete
history. This action should clear your computer's cache of temporary files and allow the
favicon to be displayed.
The flag of the Free French Forces under the leadership of General Charles de Gaulle and showing the
Cross of Lorraine in red (the flagpole is on the left).
The standard flag of France, le tricolore, known to English speakers as the
(the flagpole is on the left).
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Michael Williams revised January 2011