Tag Archives: World War II

Sous le manteau

My brother forwarded me a link to a story about an audacious group of French POWs who escaped from their camp during World War II. I grew up watching Hogan’s Heroes, a comedy about a group of international POWs who … Continue reading

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C’étaient des enfants

I’ve gotten in the habit of checking out the special exhibits at the Hôtel de Ville because they are always excellent – and free. (Each quarter (Arrondissement) has its own city hall, but this is the central one for all … Continue reading

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Cacher son âge, c’est supprimer ses souvenirs

Arletty, the French actress, was born on May 15, 1898, in a working-class suburb of Paris. If your real name was Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat you, too, might seek a nickname.  She was a secretary and then a model before … Continue reading

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