FUN FACT #10
When Fourcade died on July 20, 1989, at the age of 79, she became the first woman to be given a funeral at Les Invalides, a splendid complex of buildings in Paris that celebrates the military glory of France. Napoleon Bonaparte is buried at Les Invalides, as are dozens of other celebrated French military heroes.
The north front of the Invalides: Mansart’s dome above Bruant’s pedimented central block
By Daniel Vorndran / DXR, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Fun facts taken from Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, on sale now.