While establishing fast and reliable airmail routes to and across South America, trailblazing aviator Jean Mermoz became a national hero.
The U-boat pens at Lorient, France, are a silent yet striking tribute to every man and woman brave enough to take to sea in a submarine.
"All Quiet on the Western Front" highlighted the futility of war, whereas the Nazis revered violent struggle
In 1897 three Swedish aeronauts set out for the North Pole in a balloon, only to disappear in the vast Arctic. Their fate would remain a mystery for 33 years
Adolf Hitler saw Saint-Malo as a linchpin of the Atlantic Wall. The Allies reduced it to rubble