Not to be forgotten: the Douaumont Ossuary, Verdun

Not to be forgotten: the Douaumont Ossuary, Verdun

On November 11, 1918, World War I hostilities came to an end. And as we know, Remembrance Day honors soldiers who have died in wars and conflicts. A visit to the Verdun area in north-eastern France is moving and worthwhile, as this is where some of the conflicts on the Western Front of World War […]

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Château des Milandes by Joséphine Baker and her skirt

Château des Milandes by Joséphine Baker and her skirt

He sang and danced provocatively. She wore a banana skirt. But she was also a French resistance fighter, a spy, a civil rights activist, mother of 12 adopted children and an American, she was Josephine Baker and honestly I didn’t know her very well before visiting her at her home at the Château des Milandes […]

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