When the Germans arrived at the entrance to the Gnome et Rhône factory, the gate was closed. The janitor nicknamed "the PIPELET" received the occupying forces. He had lost a leg during 1914 - 1918 and welcomed them with all his decorations on his chest. The German military detachment presented him with their weapons before entering!
When they entered the factory, the young people concerned by the STO immediately swam away by the Vienne river or on foot, to join the maquis.
Limoges during the Second World War
source : AJPN.org