Friday, July 6, 2012

France, 1940

Written on the back, "Aout 1940 au Bosquet Ales"  Translated from French, "August 1940, the grove, Ales."  Ales is a town in the Languedoc-Roussillion region of southern France.

One of the things I've learned is that life goes on. By August 1940 France had been conquered by the Germans.  The country had been divided between the occupied north, including Paris, and free France in the south, a fascist dominated government more concerned with pleasing Nazi Germany than the welfare of it's own citizens.  Despite that, there was time for these two ladies to stroll in a garden and pose for a picture.  Life goes on.

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