World War II

The 'Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews in France from the Nazis

International — Link

A Muslim diplomat in wartime Paris risked hsi life to help thousands of Iranian Jews escape from Nazi persecution, according to a book just published.

Renault grandchildren take France to court

France — Link

A French court will rule in January on a claim by Louis Renault's grandchildren that the French state unfairly nationalised his car-making firm.

Former SS troops face Oradour-sur-Glane massacre charges

International — Link

Six former SS troops from a division responsible for the massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane, central France, that left 642 dead face murder charges.

Australian Spitfire pilot's remains found in France by TV crew

International — Link

The remains of an Australian Spitfire pilot shot down over northern France during World War II have been found by a TV documentary crew.

Wake's ashes to be scattered in France

International — Link

New Zealand-born WWII French Resistance and SOE heroine Nancy Wake, undercover courier, saboteur and spy, has died in London aged 98.

The forgotten story of the Atlantic Wall

France — Interview

A book by the writer and documentary director Jérôme Prieur reveals how the Atlantic Wall, a line of fortifications along France's western and northern coastline, erected to resist an allied troop landing, was a cornerstone of the collaboration effort between the Vichy government and Nazi Germany.