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Nazi flag surprises in French city... but it’s only a movie

Nazi flag surprises in French city... but it’s only a movie

NICE, France (AFP) - A huge Nazi flag on the facade of a building has caused dismay in the southern French city of Nice, with some residents apparently unaware it was a prop for a World War II film. Complete with vehicles with Nazi insignia, the set was for an adaptation of Joseph Joffo's book, A Bag of Marbles, about two young boys on the run in Nazi-occupied France. "It is distressing, it sends shivers down your spine," said Daniel, a tourist from the French city of Orleans who was born three years after the end of the war, during which France was occupied by Nazi Germany. Like many passersby and tourists, Daniel came to take a picture of the flag which caused alarm when it was first appeared on Monday. A French-American tourist took a photograph of the moment the flag was unfurled and sent it to a local newspaper, claiming there was nothing to explain to local people wh...

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