When An Australian Poet Pays Tribute To A Tragic Event In French History…

The Australian poet Ray Liversidge recently released his fourth book of poetry, Oradour-sur-Glane, published by Littlefox Press. This is his emotional and imaginative response to an incident that occurred in Oradour-sur-Glane in 1944 when 642 French villagers were massacred by the Nazis.

The book is available through the following Melbourne bookshops : Collected Works, Paperbacks or Hill of Content.

Ray Liversidge’s visit of the ruined village, which has been preserved as a memorial, moved him to write the book which also includes some photos taken by Ray  plus a section on the occupation of Paris, the collaboration and the resistance which occurred during WW2.