August 31 2014 Latest news:
Yorkshireman Ray Kershaw uncovers the history of Yorkshire’s French links ahead of the Grand Départ
On 6 June 1944, Winston Churchill announced the landings in France – news of the biggest invasion and largest military campaign the world had seen thus far
As the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings approaches, Paul Lamarra describes the people and places
British D-Day veteran Noel Wilkes (pictured as a soldier and today) recounts his experience of wartime France to his great-nephew, Peter Stewart.
In his quest to capture the distinctive light of southern France, PAUL CÉZANNE paved the way for modern art. Zoë McIntyre sketches the life of an artist born 175 years ago
If l’abbé Pierre were alive today he would have just started his 11th decade on this earth. As it is, he died in 2007 a few months before his 95th birthday. A long life indeed, but as the saying goes, “it’s not the years in your life that count but the life in your years”…and l’abbé Pierre certainly lived a life that counted.
Museums on the Western Front are preparing for an influx of visitors as the World War I centenary in 2014 approaches. Patricia Stoughton sees how the sites explain the conflict to modern audiences and show the conditions that soldiers endured in the trenches
Jon Bryant charts the life of the football-loving indifferentist whose life was tragically cut short
On the centenary of the birth of Nobel Prize Winner Albert Camus, Zoë McIntyre takes a stroll around some of his favourite Paris haunts
Jo and Martyn Clarkson crossed the Channel for a simpler, self-sufficient life in which even the clothing is organic, as Gillian Harvey discovers
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