Keyword: WWII

French Resistance heroine Cécile Rol-Tanguy dies aged 101

Cécile Rol-Tanguy, who joined the WWII French Resistance movement against German occupation and who along with her husband Henri became a prominen tmember, died on Friday at the age of 101 at her home in central France, just as Europe commemorated the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi forces.

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WWII letters from occupied France show morale-boosting role of BBC

A book published in France reveals a forgotten cache of letters sent secretly to the BBC and which illustrate its role in French civil resistance.

City of York to honour brave French WWII pilot

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

France returns artworks stolen by Nazis as Clooney film is released

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.

How French secretly filmed prison camp life in WWII

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

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.

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

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.

Memorial unveiled at WWII French internment camp for Jews

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

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

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

Renault grandchildren take France to court

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.

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

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