On 24 August 1944, victory was finally theirs and they were among the first soldiers of liberated France to enter occupied Paris.
On November 12th 1942, the Germans invaded ‘ la zone libre’ (the unoccupied part of France) and arrived in Perpignan.
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.
Four French Resistance fighters will receive honorary MBEs from Britain in recognition of their role defending the UK, France and other Allies in the Second World War.
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,…
A simplification of the convoluted military history of the Cote Vermeille
The Avions war memorial at Port Vendres quotes the now legendary tribute from Winston Churchill to the heroic pilots and aircrews who, from June to October 1940 fought the Battle of Britain.
The Morhange network was a French resistance network led by Marcel Taillandier, who took extreme risks to inform and protect the Resistance Movement.
This year, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Whilst celebrations and parties in the street will obviously not take place this year, the Covid19 pandemic does not stop us taking time out to…
The unknown soldier (le Soldat inconnu) was buried on November 11, 1920, two years after the end of the ironically named ‘War to End All Wars’.