Patrick Delaforce has been awarded the Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur by France

The historian Patrick Delaforce has been awarded France’s highest honour, the Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur.

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Patrick Delaforce

For my fifth and final career, after being a dashing WW2 soldier, portwine grower and shipper, advertising CEO of a New York agency and a dozen directorships in second-rate public companies, my wife and I harboured near Gascony whilst our two daughters were educated. The wine I grew was awful, th...More about Patrick Delaforce