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The Forgotten Shelter

The Forgotten Shelter

Summary :

On the outskirts of Caen, archaeologists are studying the remains left by hundreds of civilians who took refuge in an underground quarry to protect themselves from Allied bombing during the Normandy landings. In June 1944, Yvette Lethimonier was twelve years old when she took refuge with her family and several hundred people in this vast underground space.

Today, Yvette is back in this refuge. Helped by archaeologists, she descends into the quarry, more than 20 meters underground. As she plunges back into this underground universe, her memories resurface. Yvette came to make peace with a still painful past. For archaeologists, Yvetteʼs testimony is extremely valuable.


Awards: - Jury Prize– RAN 2019 – Archaeological Meetings of Narbonnaise

- College students price– RAN 2019 – Archaeological Meetings of Narbonnaise


A co-production:

France Télévisions - France 3 Normandy, Court-jus Production, Inrap

With the support of the Ministry of Culture - SRA DRAC Normandie, of the Departmental Council of Calvados of the Commune of Fleury-sur-Orne

© France Télévisions - Court-jus Production - Inrap 2019


Technical sheet :

Directed by David Geoffrey

Music: Jerome Marie / Franz Lehár . Voice-over: Elsa Moor

Pictures: David Geoffrey. Editing: Xavier Franchomme. Calibration: Saul Mémeteau. MixingHis :Pascal Busolin

With Yvette Lethimonnier, Cyril Marcigny, Laurent Dujardin, Albane Burens

Produced by Caroline Chassaing

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