Commemorating the centenary year of Edith Piaf’s birth
It is little known that French national treasure, Édith Piaf, aided the resistance to Nazi occupation in World War Two. She sheltered Jewish friends, and although criticised for her performances before French prisoners in Germany, her tour formed part of a resistance effort when prisoners’ photographs with Piaf were used to make fake passports, enabling many prisoners to escape.
Words: Heathcote Williams
Music: Martin Wilkinson
Acoustic Lead Guitar: Bill Lovelady
Video: Claire Palmer