Cheerful French troops on their way to the offensive in April 1917

Having suffered enormous casualties during the defence of Verdun and in the big offensives on the Somme, the political leaders and commanders of the A(...)

Soldiers in a trench outside a dugout at Verdun in November 1916. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

On a train journey across north-eastern France during the first week of August 1926, Joseph Probst, a German Catholic peace activist from the Baden re(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen: his daughter sought to prevent him from tarnishing her bid for power as she looks to France’s 2017 presidential election. Photograph: Alain  Jocard /AFP/Getty

A French court on Tuesday blocked French National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s efforts to strip her father Jean-Marie Le Pen of the title of honorary (...)

France’s far-right Front National  founder and honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen gesturing on stage with his daughter, Marine,  with whom he is at logger heads. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

A French court cancelled Jean-Marie Le Pen’s suspension from the far-right National Front (FN) party yesterday in a ruling that shone a spotlight back(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen said he would fight any disciplinary action by the party’s leadership and would seek the party’s candidacy for the presidency of the southeastern Provence, Alps and Cote d’Azur region, a move his daughter opposes. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen rejected on Friday a call from his daughter, the party’s leader, to leave politics over comments he ma(...)