Posts tagged ‘Maquis Montcalm’

August in Essoyes

…some people leave to go to the South of France on vacation, and others come here to vacation, mostly from Paris, but also from Belgium and other places. You can tell the tourists from the townspeople (or the summer people) by the little maps they clutch in their hands as they walk the streets, following the trail of Renoir in Essoyes…

Continue Reading August 16, 2016 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

V-E Day, As Experienced by a French Child

“On the 8 of May 1945, I was alone in our house. My father was at work, and my mother had gone out with my brother and my little sister…Suddenly all the bells in the three churches of Les Riceys began to peal at once, which both startled and worried me….”

Continue Reading May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment


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