Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The fall of Paris

After the fall of Paris in 1940, French women adopted a style which became known as the Paris Hat. The style was said to laugh in the face of the Nazi Occupation. The huge elaborate hats were worn with dignity.

Maps of France were printed on scarves which helped soldiers who had just landed find their way round. Also handbags were made with false bottoms to hide resistance leaflets.

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