Tag Archives: Clare Boothe Luce

This week in the War, 8–14 July 1940: Vive l’Angleterre! Vive la France!

14 July, Bastille Day—in happier times a day of national celebration—was observed as a day of mourning throughout France, this week in the war, 1940. In London, General de Gaulle laid a wreath at the Cenotaph and inspected soldiers of … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 6–12 May 1940: “Wake up! The Germans are coming…!”

On the morning of 10 May 1940, American journalist Claire Boothe Luce was asleep in her room on the top floor of the US embassy in Brussels when a maid shook her by the shoulder, urging her to wake up … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 22–28 April 1940: Clare Boothe Luce

This week in the war, on 25 April 1940, American journalist and author, Clare Boothe Luce, left France for England. She had been in Europe since February and had already visited Italy and had toured the Maginot Line in France.¬†She … Continue reading

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