In Patrick Seraudie’s film “Une vie avec Oradour”, Robert Hébras Lanois, one of only six persons to survive the massacre of Oradour, and one of the last two eye witnesses to this terrible tragedy, gives a meticulous account of the day, filmed in the ruins of the village
Michel Torrent (code name Milor René Jules) fled Saint Malo under German occupation and found refuge for himself and his family with his grandparents in Perpignan.
The Comet line, so named because of the speed needed to whisk stranded airmen down through occupied France to safety, helped hundreds of allied soldiers and airmen to escape from occupied France.
Perpignan was elected ‘Capital de la Sardana 2019’ and takes this honour very seriously.
Many of us have taken to the hot springs of Dorres without knowing anything of its interesting history during the Second World War. The fashionable contempt in which the French hold the clergy seems to have been completely unjustified in that era…..but judge for yourselves.
The war is nearing it’s end. The Germans occupying France are on edge and expecting the Allied Invasion at any time.
Josep is a 74-minute animated film inspired by the life and work of Josep Bartolí, anti-Franco fighter and cartoonist, exiled in France during the Retirada.
During the Second World War, resistance movements in the Pyrenees-Orientales helped hundreds of refugees, allied soldiers and airmen to escape from occupied France across the border into Spain.
Visit this wonderful museum which was a beacon of hope for expectant mothers exiled during the Retirada.
Following our recent articles on la Retirada, a P-O Life reader very kindly contacted us with photos and memories of a hike that they undertook back in 2017.