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The WWII Liberation of Nice: What really happened

The summer of 1944 was a scorcher, in every sense.  The beaches of Nice were peppered with mines and covered with barbed wire and anti-aircraft weapons: a German precaution in case the Allied forces had any ideas of debarking on the Promenade.  The buildings lining the … Continue reading

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WWII Spy Makes Her Final Escape

Last August, a story in the Nice-Matin about an 86-year-old woman who miraculously survived 3 nights after falling into a ravine near her Levens home, caught the eye of Lord Ashdown.   He had been searching for Suzanne Leglise, the only surviving member of an … Continue reading

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