RAF Sergeant Leslie John Faircloth parachuted to safety when he was shot down on a bombing raid on the Paris/Vaires railway yard on the outskirts of Paris in 1944.
Dina Vierny – Maillol’s Muse Born in Kishinev, in what is now Moldova, in 1919, Dina Vierny and her family moved to France where young Dina became model, muse and platonic companion for artist Maillol,…
Have you ever wondered what the D in D-Day stands for?
Towards the end of August 1944, resistance fighters from all around the region fought Germans and French militia to take back Perpignan.
Not a drive for the faint hearted, or the easily travel sick, but for lovers of wild and remote country, it is a joy!
The poor were starving to death on the streets of Paris. In the royal palace, the king’s breakfast consisted of 4 chops, a full chicken, six poached eggs and a slice of ham, washed down with a bottle and a half of champagne.
Visit this wonderful museum which was a beacon of hope for expectant mothers exiled during the Retirada.
This year, 2022, marks the 77th anniversary of VE Day, the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender to the Allies.
The Morhange network was a French resistance network led by Marcel Taillandier, who took extreme risks to inform and protect the Resistance Movement.
If he had not left behind him a few drawings of his horrific stay in the French concentration camps, Civil War refugee Josep Bartoli (1910-1995) would have remained just another anonymous fighter amongst thousands who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. Visit the exhibition at the Memorial de Rivesaltes