La Peur (The Fear): All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front

A frightening but brilliant film about how WWI damaged the soul of an entire generation.
inside the Memorial Verdun

The Verdun Memorial Museum to Reopen after Major Renovation

One hundred years ago, the battle began. The fighting around Verdun, in northeastern France, a city protected by a ring of underground forts, is still considered by military historians as the most demanding and...

The Statue of Liberty Showered with a Million Rose Petals

A moving tribute to honor the U.S. soldiers who fought for France's liberation.

Cultural Escapes on the Western Front 14-18

Visitors come from all over the world to pay their respects at the Remembrance sites of The Western Front 14-18. But the five regions involved – Northern France and Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace...

Retracing the Steps of our Personal World War II Heroes

The author, whose father fought during D-Day, attended the commemorative celebrations in Normandy.

France and Germany Mark Centenary of the Battle of Verdun

It’s been 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle in World War One, and one of the most demanding of any military conflict, in which 300,000 soldiers were killed in 300 days...

The Future Rivesaltes Camp Memorial is Presented at French Parliament

Slated to open in September 2015, the project was designed by star architect Rudy Ricciotti.
The lovely open square of Saint-Quentin

Hidden History: Explore Aisne in Picardy

Turning my car uphill towards the lofty town of Laon, my immediate reaction is to look up. The town stretches along a narrow limestone ridge that curves in a dramatic horseshoe above the rich farmland of eastern Picardy, and the road...

The Somme: In Search of a Name

I was in Toulouse on the 23rd June 2016, learning a little French at Alliance Française. When I woke up on the morning of the 24th June I found I was no longer European,...

Paris Liberated, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited

‘Capital of pleasure’ was the dubious title given to Paris by the Third Reich, and so reclaiming the capital’s dignity became of critical importance after the Liberation in August of 1944. To this end,...