09 Sep 1939, Le Perthus, France — Le Perthus, France: Sanctuary And Irony. French border authorities are shown holding up a long line of refugees from Catalonia at the Franco-Spanish border near Le Perthus. Records must be kept of all admitted to France, arms must be surrendered and those with possible contagious disease must be segregated. Note sign in background “Grand Hotel” – You Remember The Place, “Nothing Ever Happens Here.” — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS