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Europe should block Facebook’s Libra and create a public alternative, French minister says, staking out a hard line amid broader resistance to the idea

#WW2 Her uncle died with the French Resistance, and she had to visit the spot

Why does the French Resistance matter? Robert Zaretsky discusses the movement’s legacy at the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris.

The idea of the French Resistance as a rebellious nation united under Charles de Gaulle has endured over the decades. Read Robert Zaretsky on how that myth came to be, what it misses, and why a full accounting of France’s WWII history has proved elusive:

Robert Zaretsky discusses how the myth of the French Resistance came to be, what it misses, and why France’s World War II history has proved so difficult to explain:

The true legacy of the French Resistance is not easily measured. Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, Robert Zaretsky discusses the enduring questions surrounding the French experience of World War II:

During World War II, most French, in countless ways in their everyday lives, came to terms with the German occupiers and their French collaborators. So why has the narrative of a rebellious nation, committed to resistance, proved so enduring?

The idea of the French Resistance as a rebellious nation united under Charles de Gaulle has endured over the decades. Robert Zaretsky discusses how that myth came to be, what it misses, and why a full accounting of France’s WWII history has proved elusive:

In the early 1940s, most French, in countless ways in their everyday lives, came to terms with the German occupiers and their French collaborators. So why has the narrative of a rebellious nation, committed to resistance, proved so enduring?

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VIDEO: 75 years ago, American troops and French resistance fighters liberated Paris from the Nazis. The city exploded in joy, and is celebrating again today. Read more here:

Paris celebrates the French resistance fighters, American soldiers and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago.

#HBD to Josephine Baker, born #OTD  in 1906. This revolutionary entertainer also was a French Resistance agent and a Civil Rights activist. See images of her from @smithsonian  collections:

H-Hour for the British and Free French forces @armeedeterre  at Sword Beach. @3rdUKDivision  land near Ouistreham, rapidly neutralise German resistance on the Beach, and head inland. By the end of the day 28,845 men had been landed at the cost of 683 men. #DDay75 

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On this day 75 years ago, BBC broadcast lines from Paul Verlaine's poem "Chanson d'automne” as code to alert the French resistance that Operation Overlord (aka the battle of Normandy) would commence within two weeks. "Les sanglots longs / des violons / de l'automne"

Her fight is personal. Resourceful and highly skilled, French Resistance fighter Rousseau is determined to avenge those she's lost. #CODWWII 

French return to cafes in a show of defiance, a modern-day symbol of “la résistance”

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