Josephine Baker
Go to http://www.blackisbeautifulamsterdam.nl for more information and an online research lab. 19-year-old Josephine Baker sensed white fantasies about black...
Josephine Baker's Banana Dance - YouTube
Apr 14, 2008 ... Footage of Josephine Baker performing her infamous Banana Dance at the Folies Bergère in Paris, France c. 1927.
Marie-Pierre Kœnig
Marie-Pierre Kœnig ([maʁi pjɛʁ køniɡ]; 10 October 1898 – 2 September 1970) was a French army officer and politician. He commanded a Free French Brigade at the Battle of Bir Hakeim in North Africa in 1...
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Nancy Wake
Nancy Grace Augusta Wake AC, GM (30 August 1912 – 7 August 2011) served as a British Special Operations Executive agent during the later part of World War II. She became a leading figure in the maquis...
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Raoul Magrin-Vernerey
Raoul Charles Magrin-Vernerey (7 February 1892 – 3 June 1964), also known as Ralph Monclar, was a French Army and French Foreign Legion general who fought in World War I, World War II and commanded th...
Pierre Pouyade
Pierre Pouyade (25 June 1911- 5 September 1979) was a French Air Force general, World War II flying ace, and one of the commanders of the Normandie-Niemen squadron. By the end of the War he had scored...
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Nicholas Bodington
Nicholas Redner Bodington OBE (6 June 1904 – 3 July 1974, Plymouth) was, during the Second World War, a head of F section of the Special Operations Executive. He took part in 4 missions to France.
Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux
Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux (26 February 1904 – 25 February 1964) was a French women's and human rights activist. During World War II, she was a member of the French Resistance and orchestrated her husban...
Jean Biondi
Jean Dominique Biondi (9 May 1900 – 10 November 1950) was a French politician.Jean Biondi was born in Sari-d'Orcino, on the island of Corsica. Educated in Ajaccio, the island's capital, and in P...
Jean Savy
Jean Savy (b. 4 December 1906 - d. unknown) was a French citizen and a commander in the French army.
Jean Millet was born in Sarcelles, Seine-et-Oise, France on 4 December 1906. He attended l'Eco...
French destroyer Léopard
Léopard was a Chacal-class destroyer of the French Navy, commissioned in 1927. As one of the larger destroyers of her time, she was designed to escort convoys, large naval units, or serve as a light c...
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Jean Cavaillès
Jean Cavaillès ([ʒɑ̃ kavajɛs]; May 15, 1903 – February 17, 1944), was a French philosopher and mathematician, specialized in philosophy of science. He took part in the French Resistance within the Lib...
Pierre Clostermann
Pierre Henri Clostermann (28 February 1921 – 22 March 2006) was a French flying ace, author, engineer, politician and sporting fisherman. Over his flying career he was awarded the Grand-Croix o...
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Yvonne Cormeau
Yvonne Cormeau, born Beatrice Yvonne Biesterfeld (18 December 1909, Shanghai, China – 25 December 1997, Fleet, Hampshire, England) was a heroine of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Se...
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Jean-Hilaire Aubame
Jean-Hilaire Aubame (10 November 1912 – 16 August 1989) was a Gabonese politician active during both the colonial and independence periods. The French journalist Pierre Péan said that Aubame's tr...
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Robert de La Rochefoucauld
Comte Robert Jean Marie de La Rochefoucauld (September 16, 1923 - May 8, 2012) was a member of the French Resistance and Special Operations Executive during World War II, as well as the mayor of Ouzou...
Rose Valland
Rose Antonia Maria Valland (1 November 1898 – 18 September 1980) was a French art historian, a member of the French Resistance, a captain in the French military, and one of the most decorated women in...
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Madeleine Damerment
Madeleine Zoe Damerment (11 November 1917, Lille, France – 13 September 1944, Dachau concentration camp) was a World War II spy and Special Operations Executive agent.
Madeleine Damerment was born...
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Guy Besse
Guy Besse (1919–2004) was a French philosopher and politician, a member of the executive of the French Communist Party (PCF).
A member of the Responsable du Front National while a student in Lyon ...
Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creol...
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Philippe Ragueneau
Philippe Ragueneau (19 November 1917 – 22 October 2003) was a French journalist and writer. He was born in Orléans (Loiret) and died in Gordes (Vaucluse). Ragueneau was a hero of World War II a and ...
Georges Guingouin
Georges Guingouin (2 February 1913, Magnac-Laval in Haute-Vienne, France – 27 October 2005, Troyes, France) was a French Communist Party (PCF) militant who played a leading role in the French resistan...
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