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.
In 1940, Louis Torcatis joined the French Resistance under the pseudonym Bouloc and became head of the secret army of Languedoc Roussillon.
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.
10th June 1944. One of the last two eye witnesses to this terrible massacre gives a meticulous account of that tragic day, filmed in the ruins of the village
This year, 2021, marks the 76th anniversary of VE Day, the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender to the Allies.
The maquis was one of various forms of Resistance in France’s fight against the German Occupation and the Vichy regime during the Second World War.
A simplification of the convoluted military history of the Cote Vermeille
Walter Benjamin, (1892 – 1940) German-Jewish literary critic, fierce critic of Nazism and posthumously one of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers, has a plaque dedicated to him in Banyuls-sur-Mer.
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.