In the right side of the town hall of Paris there is a small garden with rabbits, hens and kids.
The name of this garden was changed some years ago to remember the history of La Nueve, the company of the Spanish anarchists in the Allied forces during the WWII.
This company of half-tracks was infiltrated until the center of the city the day previous of the liberation to supporting the fight of the French Resistance. When they met in the consistorial square at sunset all bells of Paris started ringing and people converged there celebrating and singing revolutionary songs throughout the night.
Some Spanish republicans were 3 years fighting against Franco, Hitler and Mussolini in Spain, after the defeat they survived and escaped from different concentration camps to taking part as volunteers in the main Western Europe and Northern Africa battles of the World War 2, for finally back to Spain and die as bandits in the mountains fighting against the fascism one last time.
La Nueve was the explorer vanguard advancing from Normandia because they were the most veteran and motivated soldiers of the Allied Army, but they weren't professional militars, they were workers with ideals, in some cases pacifists, forced to fight by an evil European situation.We never will see a movie about the history of this very real heroes, also historicism deleted this uncomfortable characters, but they will live eternally in the true spirit of this city and in the universal cause by which they sacrificed their lives... liberté, égalité, fraternité.
For me this humble garden home of small creatures is the most epic and romantic nook of Paris.