Posts Tagged: France

Last of an empire, twice exiled, Ottoman princess Neslisah Osmanoglu married an Egyptian prince

ISTANBUL – Princess Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu, or Neslişah Sultan, who was the last member of the Ottoman ruling family born before the fall of the empire, was buried in İstanbul on Tuesday. Her grandfather, the last Ottoman Sultan Vahdettin, and

Last of an empire, twice exiled, Ottoman princess Neslisah Osmanoglu married an Egyptian prince

ISTANBUL – Princess Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu, or Neslişah Sultan, who was the last member of the Ottoman ruling family born before the fall of the empire, was buried in İstanbul on Tuesday. Her grandfather, the last Ottoman Sultan Vahdettin, and

Vietnamese prisoner, war cameraman Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, made Vietnam War movie ‘masterpiece’

PARIS – Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman

Vietnamese prisoner, war cameraman Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, made Vietnam War movie ‘masterpiece’

PARIS – Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman

Scaling cliff, George Kerchner, 91, led company that slowed German pounding of Omaha and Utah beaches

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – George Kerchner, who as an Army Ranger was decorated for bravery in leading his company up the face of a towering cliff to seize a battery of German big guns overlooking the American invasion beaches of D-Day,

Scaling cliff, George Kerchner, 91, led company that slowed German pounding of Omaha and Utah beaches

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – George Kerchner, who as an Army Ranger was decorated for bravery in leading his company up the face of a towering cliff to seize a battery of German big guns overlooking the American invasion beaches of D-Day,

Known best as wife of Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning was surrealist painter, author, ballet set designer

(Dorothea Tanning hung out with Pablo Picasso, John Cage, Joseph Cornell and George Balachine. Wouldn’t you have loved to listen in on their conversations?) NEW YORK – Dorothea Tanning, a leading Surrealist painter of the 1930s whose path had led

Known best as wife of Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning was surrealist painter, author, ballet set designer

(Dorothea Tanning hung out with Pablo Picasso, John Cage, Joseph Cornell and George Balachine. Wouldn’t you have loved to listen in on their conversations?) NEW YORK – Dorothea Tanning, a leading Surrealist painter of the 1930s whose path had led

Stunningly beautiful, Henny Bario was one of Europe’s most famous clowns

Henny Bario, who has died in France aged 88, was the last of one of Europe’s greatest families of circus clowns. Born Henny Sosman on July 23 1923, she was the daughter of the Belgian clown, acrobat and rider Martin

Stunningly beautiful, Henny Bario was one of Europe’s most famous clowns

Henny Bario, who has died in France aged 88, was the last of one of Europe’s greatest families of circus clowns. Born Henny Sosman on July 23 1923, she was the daughter of the Belgian clown, acrobat and rider Martin

Shadowing a Nazi team, Gevork Vartanian, 87, saved Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt in Tehran

MOSCOW – Gevork Vartanian, a former Soviet intelligence agent who helped derail a Nazi plot to assassinate allied leaders at a 1943 conference in Tehran, has died. He was 87. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, a top KGB successor agency, said

Shadowing a Nazi team, Gevork Vartanian, 87, saved Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt in Tehran

MOSCOW – Gevork Vartanian, a former Soviet intelligence agent who helped derail a Nazi plot to assassinate allied leaders at a 1943 conference in Tehran, has died. He was 87. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, a top KGB successor agency, said