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Witchcraft Street, Episode 21

The Bièvre is a 32.8 kilometre-long river of the Île-de-France région that flows into the Seine in Paris. The name translates to “Beaver River” in English. There’s more information about it in the notes for Episode Two. The Parisian sewer system dates back to the year 1370 when the first underground system was constructed under

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Witchcraft Street, Episode 15

Paris Under Occupation… In May and June 1940 almost four million people fled Paris and its suburbs in anticipation of a German invasion. On 14th June , the German Army tentatively entered the silent and eerily empty French capital. Without one shot being fired in its defence, the Occupation of Paris had begun. When Paris

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Witchcraft Street, Episode Four

Notations There were German reprisals against civilians in occupied countries during World War Two; in France, the Nazis built an execution chamber in the cellars of the former Ministry of Aviation building in Paris. Below, forces of the Interior and Paris policemen inspect the execution chamber in the cellars of the former Ministry of Aviation

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Witchcraft Street, Episode Two

  Notations “La Bievre” runs under the fifth and thirteenth arrondissements of Paris, and was covered in 1912 after centuries of service to dyers, tanners and other crafts people. The river itself originates 33 kilometres from Paris in the Yvelines (near Versailles) and feeds into the Seine at Gare d’Austerlitz. The Bièvre was once a

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