Louis Perrone 1921-2020
Louis Perrone chose, or was fated, to die on the very day that his village of Pontevès celebrated the 76th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazi occupation. That morning August 18th 1944, the village woke to the sound of fighting between German forces and the advancing American army. On the same day in 2020, a series of celebrations marking the day were organised – American GIs in American jeeps, speeches by the mayor and survivors of the German occupation, and even a flyby over the village square by members of a local flying club.
This film documenting the life of Louis Perrone was also programmed to be screened in the local village hall. But Louis himself couldn’t make it. He died peacefully that morning at 7am.