This is the front monument to Bellefontaine, a national cemetery in La Ferté Saint Aubin, established in 1944/1945 to honor those who lost their lives during World War Two in the Sologne. There are 78 victims buried here, including Gabriel Beaumarié and Maurice Millet, two young men from La Ferté who were shot by Gestapo at Ferme du By outside town on June 10, 1944.
The bottom of the citation reads: "Dead for the liberty of their country."
This inscription, on the side of the memorial in the top photo on this page, was placed here by the National Education Department, in honor of the many victims who were students.
This sign is to the right of the large memorial in the second photo. It details the history of the Resistance in the Loiret (our department ) and recounts the executions at Ferme du By and Cerf Bois. It also lists the names and ages of the victims of the farm shootings; they ranged from 17 to as old as only 23.
According to the panel here, the 41 victims were each honored posthumously with several French honors: The Cross of War, the Resistance Medallion and the Legion of Honor.