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  1. JINGO

    The Siege that Changed the World. Paris 1870-1871.

    The Siege that Changed the World. Paris 1870-1871. It is no real secret that over the years there has been little love lost between the French and their Teutonic neighbours. There was a bit of a gap in my knowledge between the Napoleonic dust up with us and the Prussians and the more recent...
  2. BarcelonaAnalPark

    A savage war of peace: Algeria 1954-1962 Alistair Horne

    I was ignorant of the Algerian war of independence, mainly because French people don't talk about it much & there hasn't been much coverage of it in the English language. My knowledge extended about as far as having watched the film " la bataille d'Alger" and reading vague stories about...
  3. BratMedic

    The Saboteur of Auschwitz

    Arthur Dodd RASC almost didn't get into the army due to an industrial accident, his left foot was crushed and only saved by a surgeon. He volunteered but was turned down as medically unfit, however, an officer noticed that he had a driving licence so he was inducted as a driving instructor...
  4. M

    THE MAN IN THE RED COAT

    The Man in the Red Coat was Dr Samuel Pozzi (1846-1918). In the English-speaking world he is mainly famous for having been painted in 1881, as 'Dr Pozzi at Home', in a long crimson dressing gown by John Singer Sargent. This arresting portrait – one of the best that Sargent ever painted - is now...
  5. untallguy

    The Dunkirk Perimeter and Evacuation 1940

    The Dunkirk Perimeter and Evacuation 1940, written by Jerry Murland, is part of Pen & Sword’s France and Flanders Campaign and sits in the Battleground Dunkirk series. As such, it is very much written as a battlefield guide, both for the armchair historian and those more willing to travel. The...
  6. CanteenCowboy

    First to Fight

    Of the two co-authors, Gilbert is a former USMC Artilleryman and Cansiere is a French native with an abiding (obsessive?) interest in the US Marines since his teenage years. They have previously co-authored Tanks in Hell: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa, which was awarded the General...
  7. jhono101

    French trekking AT exped

    I'm spinning up an AT for 2018 to walk from Switzerland to the channel following the line of the trenches on 11 Nov 1918 (or as close as we can given EOD and other constraints). Conducting several battlefield studies along the way on rest days. The plan is to do this in CEMO carrying a...
  8. chuggafugga

    Vowels after UK left UE

    A Frenchie posted this on Facebook, it's supposed to be funny: Now British English will have only 3 vowels A I O.... as it has left E U .....
  9. Drew5233

    Interested in the 1940 France and Flanders Campaign?

    Just in case anyone is interested in the above campaign, Dunkirk et all I've set a up a Facebook page a few weeks ago. I only set it up a few weeks ago and I've added close to 200 related pictures, all the VC citations with maps (ideal for battlefield tours) with lots more detailed info and...
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