The Pioneer Association

The association's media library

The story



NEWS FROM 1 December 2021

1943, la Saint-Barthélémy grenobloise. Dix-sept martyrs en cinq jours

Septembre 1943. Les troupes d’occupation italiennes quittent Grenoble et les zones (...) Lire la suite
NEWS FROM 20 November 2021

Le prix du Soldat de montagne a dix ans

Voilà dix ans que fut créé le prix du Soldat de montagne. Un anniversaire qui a été (...) Lire la suite
NEWS FROM 8 October 2021

Officiers de gendarmerie. La promo Charles Morel à Vassieux

Charles Morel. Tel est le nom de la promotion 2021 de l’École des officiers de la (...) Lire la suite
NEWS FROM 9 September 2021

Des élèves sur les chemins de la mémoire

La grotte de la Luire. ” C’est peut-être le moment qui a été le plus fort, (...) Lire la suite
NEWS FROM 1 September 2021

2021. Les cérémonies du souvenir ont eu lieu

Les cérémonies de l’année 2021 ont eu lieu. Et, dans l’ensemble, elles ont (...) Lire la suite
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Serving a cause

Why a website for a veterans’ association? The National Association of Pioneers and Voluntary Combatants of the Vercors maquis – families and friends – also known as the “Pioneers of the Vercors” – is certainly an association born after the Second World War to meet the needs for mutual aid of those who resisted the occupation. It is still that today, and much more. Its purpose is to transmit a history of which it is a part of the vitality of knowledge, and to make available to current generations the human and scientific data that our time is sorely in need of.

This is the meaning of the creation of this website. The members of the association wish to make its activity widely known and to give the public access to historical data whose possibilities today offered by digital technology allow the widest possible dissemination.

This is why the Internet user will find in these pages articles that report on the association’s news and its events, but also an agenda that will allow him to be informed of its initiatives. The Internet user, the researcher, the curious mind will also find here a media library. We have conceived it as a resource data bank where you will find most of the archives that the generations that preceded us have had the wise insight to preserve. This media library will be regularly enriched. It will also contain information on scientific work in progress, whether initiated under the aegis of the association or under the direction of university research departments, as well as testimonials from resistance fighters, such as the one written by the president of the association, Daniel Huillier, in 2001.

We want this tool to be as effective as possible. At the service of a cause, that of individual and collective liberties, that of democracy.

The National Association of Voluntary Pioneers and Fighters of the Vercors maquis – families and friends are looking for documents, photographs, testimonials, newsletters to complete their collections.
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