During the Second World War, the region of Sennecey-le-Grand was a high place of resistance. In the forest of La Ferté and in Corlay, maquis were formed which operated with S.A.S. sticks. Thus, on August 28, 1944, four jeeps under the command of Captain Guy de Combaud, landed in Normandy, and after having crossed occupied France, joined them to reinforce them. Among their glorious and tragic actions, the dawn of Monday, September 4, 1944 will remain memorable .... With the support of Mr. André Jarrot, military delegate of General de Gaulle in Saône-et-Loire, former Minister, companion of the Liberation and Mr. Georges Caïtucoli, National President of the Free French Paratroopers of the "Special Air Service", the international memorial, erected in 1988, is the link of memory which recalls the sacrifice of those who, in mission behind the enemy lines, left their life so that we live in freedom. Every year, delegations of British, French and Belgian S.A.S. faithfully gather on 4 September at Sennecey-le-Grand to honour the memory of their fallen comrades in this place of remembrance.
In order to perpetuate and reinforce this memory, Mr Georges Caïtucoli and the Municipality of Sennecey-le-Grand have decided to create this museum. The inauguration took place on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the liberation of the town, on 4 September 2008.