A cheering crowd on the Place de la Concorde during a parade on August 26th, 1944 to celebrate the Liberation of Paris. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Though other chapters of the second World War were more militarily significant, few can rival the symbolism and emotional impact of the liberation of (...)

Director Volker Schlöndorff and actors André Dussolier (as Swedish consul Raoul Nordling) and Niels Arestrup (as Gen Dietrich von Choltitz) on the set of Diplomatie.

As Paris prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi Germany on August 25th, the German film director Volker Schlönd(...)