You, my comrades, felt sure that you were dying for the noblest of causes so that by your sacrifice your children might live free and happy. If your hopes and expectations have not been fully borne out we must, nevertheless, never say “What good were all these sufferings?” For you at least did all that was humanly possible. More, you died to ensure the future of France.
Good-bye, then, my… friends, my comrades! If I am still here it is thanks only to the sacrifice of so many of you- you who suffered and were tortured and finally died without revealing a name or even an address. In my thoughts and in my heart you will always be standing beside me- until the day I meet you again.