Daniel Soler alias ROUSSEAU
I was born in Carcassonne in 1922, the STO invited me on the end of 1943, for some period I was hided, while my mother asked to the police who looked for me, and she didn’t know where I was.
I joined the maquis of Salvezines on June 1944. It was Bonot who allowed me to join the maquis.
I choose the maquis of Salvezines rather than this one of Querigut, netherteless closer from my house (I lived in Artigues – Ariege), for political reason.
The life at the maquis was very hard, I often walked between the camp and Usson where my wife was, using the funicular way.
During the night of the 10th to 12th , I was with the team who received the US paratrooper.
Our chiefs, (Jean-Louis and Caplan) were discreet about the source of them information and they affected mission to us.
Rousseau was my war name and it was given by my chiefs.