Philippe Pétain
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (24 April 1856 – 23 July 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain ([fi.lip pe.tɛ̃]), Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain or The Lion of Verdun), was a French gene...
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This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
Provisional Government of the French Republic
The Provisional Government of the French Republic (gouvernement provisoire de la République française or GPRF) was an interim government of Free France between 1944 and 1946 following the liberation o...
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This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp
Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp was a French-run Nazi transit camp for Jews in Beaune-la-Rolande, France. 18,000 Jews were held in the camp, most of them to be transported to Auschwitz. The camp was...
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Order of the Francisque
The Order of the Gallic Francisque is an order and medal which was awarded by the Vichy Regime, the Nazi-aligned government of France during the Second World War.The order was created by the arrêtés o...
Jacques Isorni
Jacques Isorni (1911–1995) was a French lawyer and memoirist. He came to prominence for his role as defending counsel in a number of cases involving prominent figures on the far right as well as for h...
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French prisoners of war in World War II
During World War II, the French prisoners of war (French: Prisonniers de guerre français or PG) were primarily soldiers from France and its colonial empire captured by Nazi Germany. Although no pr...
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Vichy France
Vichy France, officially the French State (État français), was the government of Marshal Philippe Pétain's regime 1940–44 during World War II. It was based in the small city of Vichy but Paris remain...
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French West Africa in World War II
In World War II, French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was not the scene of major fighting. Only one large-scale action took place there: the Battle of Dakar (23–25 September 1940)....
Royallieu-Compiègne internment camp
The Royallieu-Compiègne was an internment and deportation camp in Compiègne, France where French resistance fighters and Jews, among others were imprisoned. About 40,000 people were deported from the ...
Pithiviers internment camp
Pithiviers internment camp was a Nazi transit camp in Pithiviers, France during the Second World War. Children were separated there from their parents; the adults were processed and deported to conce...
Battle of Verdun
The Battle of Verdun (Bataille de Verdun, [bataj də vɛʁdœ̃], Schlacht um Verdun, [ʃlaxt ˀʊm vɛɐdœŋ]) was fought from 21 February – 18 December 1916 during the First World War on the Western Front betw...
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Camp de Rivesaltes
The Camp de Rivesaltes, also known as Camp Joffre, is a military camp in the commune of Rivesaltes in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales in the South of France. The camp was also used to detain civ...
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Fort Vaux
Fort Vaux, located in Vaux-Devant-Damloup, Meuse, France, was built in 1881–1884 at a cost of 1,500,000 Francs, built to house 150 men. it became the second Fort to fall in the Battle of Verdun. The f...
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Camille Roland
Camille Rolland is a French politician (doctor by training) born on November 10, 1875 in Chaponnay (then in Isère, currently in Rhône). He died in 1964.
Camille Rolland was elected municipal coun...