Keyword: landings

Macron tribute to African troops on anniversary of Provence landings

French President Emmanuel Macron, joined by the presidents of Ivory Coast and Guinea, led commemorations at Saint-Raphaël, in Provence marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied troop landings to liberate southern France from German occupation, when he notably paid tribute to the role of huge numbers of soldiers from France's African colonies, of whom about 55,000 were killed during WWII, declaring 'France has a part of Africa in her, and on this Provence soil, this part was that of shed blood'.

The story of France's second D-Day, the 1944 landings in Provence

Ceremonies led by President Emmanuel Macron on Thurdsay commemorated the August 1944 liberation of southern France, when a powerful army of Free French Forces made up mostly of colonial troops landed in Provence in a lesser known seaborne operation of World War II.

Thousands gather in Dieppe to mark 'Canada's Gallipoli'

Some 2,000 people, including army veterans, marked the 70th anniversary of the tragic and officially overlooked 1942 military assault on Dieppe.