historyatstate:

The Germans neared Paris by early September 1914 and the sense of crisis grew. On September 2, U.S. Ambassador to France Myron T. Herrick visited French President Raymond Poincaré at the Elysée Palace as the Government of France prepared to remove its seat to the safety of Bordeaux. Poincaré…

historyatstate:

One of the many ways war impacted daily life for all in Paris, including those within the U.S. diplomatic community, was transportation—or lack of it. The Paris Métro closed at 7:30pm to comply with the 8pm curfew imposed in the first days of August 1914. Taxis, much in demand, became scarce and…

#SecKerry greets a young resident of Saint Briac, #France, during his visit to the town’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of #DDay this weekend. #DDay70

#SecKerry greets a young resident of Saint Briac, #France, during his visit to the town’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of #DDay this weekend. #DDay70

Residents of Saint Briac, #France, await #SecKerry’s arrival.  The Secretary visited the town, which was his mother’s childhood home, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. #DDay70

Residents of Saint Briac, #France, await #SecKerry’s arrival. The Secretary visited the town, which was his mother’s childhood home, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. #DDay70

historyatstate:

Seventy years ago today Allied troops crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. The amphibious invasion, code named Operation Overlord, was the first step in a long fight to liberate France from the German Occupation.

French soldier returning to French soil for the first time, 1944

President Barack Obama is traveling to Poland, Belgium, and France, June 3-6, 2014. While in Warsaw, President Obama will join other world leaders in commemorating the Polish Freedom Day, marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s emergence from Communism. From Poland, the President will travel to Brussels for the G-7 Leaders’ Summit, and will then continue on to France to participate in commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Go to www.whitehouse.gov to learn more about the President’s trip to Europe, and stay tuned to our Tumblr page for updates!

President Barack Obama is traveling to Poland, Belgium, and France, June 3-6, 2014. While in Warsaw, President Obama will join other world leaders in commemorating the Polish Freedom Day, marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s emergence from Communism. From Poland, the President will travel to Brussels for the G-7 Leaders’ Summit, and will then continue on to France to participate in commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Go to www.whitehouse.gov to learn more about the President’s trip to Europe, and stay tuned to our Tumblr page for updates!

todaysdocument:

Happy 125th Birthday to the Eiffel Tower!  Or should we say, Bonne anniversaire à la Tour Eiffel!
Now an iconic part of the Parisian landscape, Gustave Eiffel’s eponymous tower first opened to the public 125 years ago on March 31, 1889 as part of the Exposition Universelle.

Excerpted from: RESULTS OF STRATEGIC BOMBING IN THE PARIS AREA, 1944
From the series: Motion Picture Films from the “Combat Subjects” Program Series, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945

todaysdocument:

Happy 125th Birthday to the Eiffel Tower!  Or should we say, Bonne anniversaire à la Tour Eiffel!

Now an iconic part of the Parisian landscape, Gustave Eiffel’s eponymous tower first opened to the public 125 years ago on March 31, 1889 as part of the Exposition Universelle.

Excerpted from: RESULTS OF STRATEGIC BOMBING IN THE PARIS AREA, 1944

From the series: Motion Picture Films from the “Combat Subjects” Program Series, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945

The plane set to carry French President François Hollande to California from Washington, DC, taxis into position at Andrews Air Force Base. 

The plane set to carry French President François Hollande to California from Washington, DC, taxis into position at Andrews Air Force Base. 

whitehouse:

We’re getting ready for tonight’s state dinner for France here at the White House. White House Chef Cris Comerford and Pastry Chef Bill Yosses are giving you the inside look — from the (very) locally sourced honey, to a paint sprayer just for chocolate (yum).

Crowds braved freezing temperatures this morning on the South Lawn of the whitehouse to watch the arrival of #French President François Hollande. 

Crowds braved freezing temperatures this morning on the South Lawn of the whitehouse to watch the arrival of #French President François Hollande.