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Renault factory: A bit of history...
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Hello.

A little something for those of you who are keen on history.
On the 17th of April, a historical documentary was aired on France 2, featuring the Renault factory in Billancourt and the people who worked there. For the record, this factory (one of the largest in France at the time with no less than 36,000 workers) is in its own way one of the last shrines of the industrial era, opened in 1929 during the interwar period and closed in 1992 with the decline of manual labour and the era of mechanisation.
The documentary is centred on the period from 1960, the 30 years of glory until 1992, by way of the events of May of '68. It notably gives voice to the last generation of employees at the factory: workers and office staff, in the office and in the workshop!

This (French) documentary can be downloaded or streamed by following the link below:

Les Hommes de Billancourt (The Men of Billancourt, in French)

Linking with our small photo gallery of the series' sources of inspiration:
The Renault factory in Billancourt

To conclude, a reminder that the factory was demolished at the end of 2004 and the island was turned into a cultural centre.
Have a nice Return to the Past on CodeLyoko.fr!