Monday’s Monument: The Peace Ring, Compiègne, France

Monday’s Monument: The Peace Ring, Compiègne, France

World War I ended here in Compiègne . On November 11th, 1918 the Armistice drawing hostilities to a close was signed in this place, in a Wagons-Lit railway dining car, in utter secrecy, after two days of negotiations. After the war, the area was turned into a...
Monday’s Monument: Émile Zola Monument, Paris, France

Monday’s Monument: Émile Zola Monument, Paris, France

Émile Zola was a French novelist, playwright and journalist, known for his impassioned defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer in the French army who was unjustly accused of treason in a sensational trial dripping with antisemitism. Zola’s...