When Janet Flanner Wrote for France-Amérique

"Our colleague and friend.” This is how we knew Janet Flanner at France-Amérique when the newspaper had its offices at 730 Fifth Avenue. Was the American journalist inspired by the testimonies from Resistance fighters we published during World War II to write her “Letters from Paris” for the New Yorker? We may never know. However, exclusively for France-Amérique, she wrote a column filled with patriotism and hope for Bastille Day in 1943. We have reprinted it here in full.
War correspondents Janet Flanner and Ernest Hemingway at the Café des Deux Magots in Paris, 1945. © David Scherman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Bridgeman Images
Archive published in the May 2020 issue of France-Amérique. Subscribe to the magazine.