Special Operations Executive http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43388/all en At 93, Red Army veteran searches for lost French love http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/at-93-red-army-veteran-searches-for-lost-french-love <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Her name was Jeanne.... A brunette, nothing special. But I must find her at any cost."</p> <p>At 93, Nikolai Vasenin, a former Red Army soldier and Gulag prisoner who fought for the French Resistance in World War II, is searching for the love he says he lost 60 years ago in France.</p> <p>"I am 93, there is no reason to wait any longer."</p> <p>Vasenin's extraordinary nine decades of life have seen him captured by the Nazis, escape from German captivity, join the French resistance and then be arrested on his return to the Soviet Union. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/at-93-red-army-veteran-searches-for-lost-french-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French Resistance Human Interest Nikolai Vasenin Sabotage Special Operations Executive AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801341 at http://www.globalpost.com At 93, Red Army veteran searches for lost French love http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/at-93-red-army-veteran-searches-lost-french-love <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> “Her name was Jeanne…. A brunette, nothing special.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/at-93-red-army-veteran-searches-lost-french-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French Resistance Human Interest Nikolai Vasenin Sabotage Special Operations Executive Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:21:28 +0000 Asianet 5807109 at http://www.globalpost.com