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Vichy ou la « trouvaille du vaincu »

Vichy ou la « trouvaille du vaincu »

Vichy ou la « trouvaille du vaincu »

Dictionnaire de la collaboration François Broche. Éditions Belin, 930 pages, 38 euros Lorsque Pétain, le 30 octobre 1940, six jours après Montoire, donna le coup d’envoi officiel de la collaboration, le terme prétendait mettre sur pied de réciprocité...

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Inoubliable « Liste de Schindler »

Inoubliable « Liste de Schindler »

Inoubliable « Liste de Schindler »

Alors que des films comme La grande vadrouille continuent, d’année en année, de signer de singuliers records d’audience en dépit de l’âge de leurs artères, elles sont bien peu, les œuvres contemporaines, à trouver grâce auprès des téléspectateurs au gré...

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‘1,000 Nazis spied for America’

‘1,000 Nazis spied for America’

‘1,000 Nazis spied for America’

SS officer Otto von Bolschwing At least 1,000 ex-Nazis – some of them certainly war criminals responsible for murdering thousands of Jews – were recruited to spy for the US at the peak of the Cold War, the New York Times reported. They were reportedly...

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Barbara Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence

Actress - Born Barbara Jo Lawrence on Feb. 24, 1930 in Carnegie, Okla. Barbara Lawrence appeared in her first film, 1945's "Diamond Horseshoe," at just 15. The experience sparked her interest in Hollywood, and Lawrence chose to attend UCLA, where she...

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Blanche Auzello: Mistress of the Ritz

Blanche Auzello: Mistress of the Ritz

Blanche Auzello: Mistress of the Ritz

It’s no secret by now that during World War II, Coco Chanel was spying for the Germans while carrying on an affair with Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage , the dashing, flaxen-haired, and considerably younger Nazi spy. Hal Vaughan’s new book, Sleeping...

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Cooke's final walk still echoes

Cooke's final walk still echoes

Cooke's final walk still echoes

Fifty years ago tomorrow, Eric Edgar Cooke, 33, sat on a stool next to a bucket in a tiny white cell and prepared for the gallows. He had been given 333 days in Fremantle Prison to contemplate how his end would come. Here he was, early on October 26,...

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