World War II

City of York to honour brave French WWII pilot

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Free French Forces fighter pilot Yves Mahé single-handedly cut short a massive Luftwaffe bombing raid over the city in April 1942.

U.S. in talks with France on Holocaust compensation

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White House warns US states not to take action that could harm talks with French rail firm SNCF which deported Jews to WW2 death camps.

France returns artworks stolen by Nazis as Clooney film is released

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Three paintings are to be returned to their rightful owners the day before the release of a film about a WWII army unit dedicated to saving artworks.

Overdue 'merci' extended to Morocco WWII vets

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Moroccan veterans have finally been honored 70 years after they played a critical role in the liberation of the French island of Corsica.

German president to make historic visit to French WW2 massacre town

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Joachim Gauck will go to Oradour-sur-Glane where 642 people were massacred by Nazi soldiers in one of worst war-time atrocities in France.

How French secretly filmed prison camp life in WWII

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Captured French soldiers imprisoned in Austria in 1940 recorded the dire camp conditions using a camera made of parts smuggled in sausages.

Boldini masterpiece found in mothballed Paris flat abandoned since WWII

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The apartment was locked up and untouched for seven decades after its late owner fled to southern France to escape the German invasion of Paris.

France and Poland mark 68th Victory in Europe day in Paris

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French President Francois Hollande speaks about the continuing need for compromise between France and Germany.

François Jacob, WWII hero and Nobel prize winner, dies at 92

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Tributes pour in for François Jacob, a Free French fighter whose later work in genetics earned him a share of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Australia WWII agent Nancy Wake's ashes scattered in France

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The woman who inspired novel 'Charlotte Gray' wanted her ashes to be left in the forest where she played a key role against German occupation.

France to return 7 paintings looted during WWII

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The paintings, several of which are hanging in the Louvre in Paris, were taken from their Jewish owners as they fled Nazi-occupied Europe.

Memorial unveiled at WWII French internment camp for Jews

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President François Hollande led a ceremony at a former WWII internment camp at Drancy, north of Paris, used in the deportation 65, 000 Jews.

Police files shed light on wartime Jewish roundup in France

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Archives opened on the 'Vel d’Hiv Roundup', in which thousands of Jews were deported from Vichy France during World War Two.

AP 'sorry' for firing WWII reporter who scooped German surrender in France

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Almost 70 years on, the AP news agency apologises for firing reporter who defied military censorship to announce German surrender in France.

Allied forces "planned to arm Vichy France in Second World War"

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The British military planned to secretly arm Vichy France behind Churchill’s back, new documents have revealed.