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Carriere des Fusilles

In October 1941, 27 communist hostages being held in the Chateaubriant Internment Camp, were handed over to the Nazis and brought to this quarry and shot by a firing squad in revenge for the murder of the German lieutenant-colonel Karl Hotz on 20 October 1941 in Nantes.

They were executed in 3 groups of 9, they all refused blindfolds, such was their strength of character.

The youngest of the 27 hostages, Guy Moquet was only 17 years old.