At around 8pm on the night of 16 June 1944, ten days after D-Day , Marc Bloch was among twenty-eight Resistance prisoners taken by German troops in a camionette (an open truck) along the River Saone to a place called La Rousille just before the village of Saint-Didier-de-Formans in the Ain department . Here, shortly after pm in a meadow surrounded by high bushes, Bloch was executed by firing squad, one of the first group of four of the twenty-eight,  handcuffed in pairs, to face the machine guns, and one of twenty-six men to be murdered that night in a period of twenty minutes.  The victims were stripped of all means of identification and left by the Germans in the field. The following day they were found by Marcel Pouveret, a schoolmaster, who informed the mayor of St Didier, to whom he was assistant, and the mayor called in the gendarmerie of Trevoux to bury the bodies.   There is today a memorial to those killed in the meadow near where they were shot.
Galeria Sztuki 1999
Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Zacheta, Warsaw. Jim Dine, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella: Współczesna grafika amerykańska z kolekcji Torstena Lilji (Jim Dine, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella: The contemporary American graphics collection of Lilja Torsten) . Joanna Młodzińska. Warsaw: Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Zache̜ta, 1999. Exhibition catalogue.