Four Bay City soldiers who died in the liberation of France during World War II will be honored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce Michigan Chapter during an awards dinner-dance Friday, May 23, at the Detroit Athletic Club, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Fortress Europe.
Manche is a French department in Normandy named after La Manche, which is the French name for the English Channel. Manche is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the province of Normandie. The first capital was Coutances until 1796, and it resumed that role after World War II because of the almost complete destruction of Saint-Lô during the D-Day invasion
Things to see in Paris - Classic Sights in the City of Lights
Two Monkeys Travel - France - Things to see in Paris. From cathedrals to towers and palaces, to historical monuments, Paris is one of the most fascinating locations and its vibrant history stretches back to 300 BC. There are many historical and cultural things to see in Paris. The city’s breath-taking architectural style and Roman-era ruins to post-World War II memorials make it a popular tourist destination amongst travellers.
The Maginot Line named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapons installations that France constructed just before the border with Switzerland and the borders with Germany and Luxembourg during the 1930s. The Line did not extend through to the English Channel because the French military did not want to compromise Belgium's neutrality. The line was a response to France's experience in World War I and was constructed during…
In France, A Renewed Push To Return Art Looted By Nazis
A photo taken by the Nazis during World War II shows a room filled with stolen art at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. Using improved technology and the Internet, the French government is making a renewed push to track down the rightful owners of art looted by the Nazis.
World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War
In 1989, the French government awarded the World War II Comanche Code Talkers the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit, a very high honor, for their service during the war. We are honored to have the medal displayed in our museum. #Comanche #France #WWII
La Tour d'Argent The World’s Oldest Restaurants -Paris, France This restaurant has wowed Parisian diners with traditional French fare since the 1500s, but it didn’t solidify its now-signature item—pressed duck—until 1919. Order that renowned dish and treat yourself to something from the wine cellar, which survived the city’s bombing during World War II.
World War II: Axis Invasions and the Fall of France
The Order of Liberation. A national order ranking directly after the Legion of Honeur; it was established in 1940 to reward distinguished services to liberate France during World War II and was given to both soldiers and civilians. It was awarded from 1941 until 1946. Given a total of 1061 times; among the recipients were 5 cities and 18 units (all three branches; regiments and smaller).
Jewish deportees in the Drancy transit camp near Paris, France, in 1942, on their last stop before the German concentration camps. Some 13,152 Jews (including 4,115 children) were rounded up by French police forces, taken from their homes to the "Vel d'Hiv", or winter cycling stadium in southwestern Paris, in July of 1942. They were later taken to a rail terminal at Drancy, northeast of the French capital, and then deported to the east. Only a handful ever returned.
What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France By Mary Louise Roberts - How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? Do you appeal to their bonds with their fellow soldiers, their patriotism, their desire to end tyranny and mass murder? Certainly - but if you're the US Army in 1944, you also try another tack: you dangle the lure of beautiful French women, waiting just on the other side of the wire