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 France Remembers Battle of the Somme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Albert, France - Church bells rang in villages across a patch of northern France on Saturday, marking the moment 90 years ago that launched one of history's bloodiest episodes, the Battle of the Somme.
Ninety years on, the battle still haunts the British memory, particularly in parts of northern England where many of the battalions of Britain's raw new volunteer army were recruited.
France is coming to grips with its colonial history at the same time that it is remembering World War I. Last weekend, during ceremonies marking the anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, President Jacques Chirac unveiled a long-awaited memorial to Muslim soldiers who fought for France in the war.
www.truthout.org /docs_2006/070106G.shtml   (719 words)

  
 The Battle of Britain 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Marshall Pétain then retreated to the southern half of France which was unoccupied and became known as Vichy France and he made the city of Vichy the capital.
The Battle of France had taken it's toll, losses were heavy on both sides, and when we take into consideration earlier conflicts in Norway, Britain had lost more aircraft and personel than had Germany.
The Battle of Britain is about to begin, upon this battle depends the survival of christian civilisation, upon it depends our own British life and the long continuity of our institution and our Empire.
history-world.org /falloffrance.htm   (2084 words)

  
 Battle of Bouvines (27 July 1214)
In 1109, Henry I campaigned in the Vexin, a region in Normandy, to successfully prevent an attempt by Louis VI of France (1108-1137) [son of Philippe I] to divide Normandie with the duc d'Anjou.
A major battle at Brémule (20 August 1119) was decisively won by Henry I, and Louis VI had to agree that suzerainty over Maine and Brittany belonged to Henry I. However, Henry I's claim to Maine was also resisted by the powerful comte d'Anjou, Fulk V (1092-1143).
It was a great pitched battle, the greatest of its age, in contrast to the many smaller and briefer engagements of the period.
xenophongroup.com /montjoie/bouvines.htm   (6657 words)

  
 Facts in Review (7/22/1940)
From France, Italy demands only demilitarisation of a zone extending 50 kilometers beyond the Italians' most advanced line on the French-Italian front; the demilitarisation of naval bases in the Mediterranean; harbor and railway facilities near Italian colonial possessions; and in localities situated elsewhere, the demilitarisation of a limited zone of French possessions.
France has a chance to show her good will in 1940; such a chance was denied to Germany in 1918-19.
France, if she had been victorious, would have imposed armistice and peace terms on Germany which would have left precious little of the Reich intact.
www.calvin.edu /academic/cas/gpa/facts01.htm   (9276 words)

  
 Battle of the Bulge - Uncyclopedia
The Battle of the Bulge was a massive battle held in association with the Rotary Club of Germany during World War Two.
The battle was fought between six main belligerents: Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, the United States of America and Canada.
In 1944, the third year of the battle, the Allies scored a major victory in the Battle of the Bulge when they managed to kill a whole bunch of Germans.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge   (1188 words)

  
 The Invasion of France May 10 - June 22, 1940
Churchill refused, saying the decisive battle would come over the skies of Britain, and every fighter would be needed there.
On June 18 De Gaulle addressed all of France on BBC radio: “France is not alone!” and proclaimed himself leader of the exile force of Free French.
The Battle of Britain is about to begin.” Pétain asked for an armistice on June 22, 1940.
www.worldwar2database.com /html/france_40.htm   (1200 words)

  
 The Great War . Maps & Battles . The Battle of Verdun | PBS
Begun in mid-February 1916, and ending in December, the battle of Verdun symbolized for the French the strength and fortitude of their armed forces and the solidarity of the entire nation.
After a few short weeks, the battle took on a life of its own, with small groups of men on both sides fighting local battles in constant struggle for their lives, and protection of the territory they occupied.
In the end, the front lines were nearly the same as when the battles started while over 300,000 French and Germans were killed and over 750,000 were wounded.
www.pbs.org /greatwar/maps/maps_verdun.html   (173 words)

  
 Battle of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
France - The Netherlands - Dunkirk - Britain - Dieppe - Villefranche-de-Rouergue - Normandy - Dragoon - Arnhem - Scheldt - Hurtgen Forest - Aachen - Bulge - Plunder - Varsity - Aintree
In World War II, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, executed 10 May 1940, which ended the Phony War.
The French leadership, in particular Édouard Daladier (Prime Minister of France since 1938) held a larger respect for the gap between France's human and economic resources vis-a-vis those of Germany, than British counterparts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_France   (6884 words)

  
 Battle of France Campaign for CFS3
The Battle of France campaign is a reformulation of the generic CFS3 campaign that emulates the conflict in western europe between May 1940 and October 1940.
Otherwise, these aircraft were highly vulnerable to enemy fighters, and losses during the early stages of the Battle of Britain resembled those of the Fairey Battle in the Battle of France.
France was an early adherent of Douhet's concept of "battleplanes" - multi-engined aircraft that would simultaneously fulfill the roles of bombing, combat (air superiority), and reconaissance.
www3.telus.net /murrdaka/Sitz_CFS3.htm   (2049 words)

  
 Battle of Crécy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Battle of Crécy, fought on Saturday, August 26, 1346 was the first of several significant battles during which the longbow triumphed over crossbowmen and armoured knights.
The total number of arrows shot during the battle is estimated at a half million.
There were 14 to 16 charges made against the English lines from the start of the battle at 4:00 PM until the completion at midnight.
www.archeryweb.com /archery/crecy.htm   (364 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - France remembers Battle of the Somme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
ALBERT, France (AP) — Officers wept, families traced the steps of fallen relatives and church bells tolled across northern France on Saturday to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of history's worst bloodbaths.
The German ambassador to France laid a wreath at Thiepval, and a German general attending a ceremony honored a Canadian regiment that saw two-thirds of its troops killed or incapacitated in the first half-hour of fighting in the Somme.
The Republic of Ireland rekindled its bitter memories Saturday of the slaughter of 3,500 Irishmen on the Somme battlefield, a sacrifice long forgotten because those who died were soldiers for the British army.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-07-01-battle-of-somme_x.htm?csp=34   (830 words)

  
 The Battle of Britain
Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization… The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us.
The weekend 30-31 August was the worst weekend of the battle for the RAF, with 65 fighters destroyed and 6 of the seven sector stations in the vital south-east Group out of action.
In all, the RAF lost 1,173 planes and 510 pilots and gunners killed in the Battle of Britain.
www.johndclare.net /wwii6.htm   (1150 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the U.S. - Charles de Gaulle
His father, a professor of literature and history, "a hardworking man imbued with a feeling for the dignity of France," communicated his love of country to his five children.
In France, resistance movements were organized under the National Resistance Council, which gave its support to General de Gaulle.
In strict observance of the "regular procedure for the constitution of a republican Government," General de Gaulle was called upon by President René Coty to form the last Government of the Fourth Republic and was invested by the National Assembly on June 1 by a large majority.
www.info-france-usa.org /atoz/bio/bio_degaulle.asp   (1497 words)

  
 Battle of France CFS3 Aircraft
After the fall of France, DB-7s en route from the United States were diverted to Britain and known as "Boston" bombers.
Incapable of operating from rough airfields, Po-63.11s were captured in droves as the Battle of France progressed.
Battles were withdrawn from combat service after suffering horrific losses during the Battle of France.
www3.telus.net /murrdaka/Sitz_Test.htm   (1338 words)

  
 Amazon.com: To Lose a Battle: France 1940: Books: Alistair Horne,Arthur M. Schlesinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
France had been badly divided politically for generations, a heritage which contributed to the disaster of 1940.
This book may be a great one for pursuing expertise in the Battle of France but it is a bit detailed for recreational reading.
This is a fascinating review of France between its victory in 1918, and its fall in the summer of 1940.
www.amazon.com /Lose-Battle-France-1940/dp/0140134301   (1598 words)

  
 France
Forced by the fate of arms to cease the struggle in which we were engaged on the side of the Allies, France sees imposed on her very hard conditions.
France has the right to expect in the future negotiations that Germany show a spirit which will permit the two great neighboring countries to live and work in peace."
On that day France must be present at the victory.
www.angelfire.com /la/raeder/France.html   (414 words)

  
 The Battle for France
While the battle for the suburbs went on, political bickering paralyzed the government.
Jacques Chirac, the corrupt center-right president of France, who in 2002 won the elections in the second round from the far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen, distrusts Sarkozy.
They know that the generals of Eurabia, the leaders of the “youths,” drive BMWs and Mercedes (which no-one dares to set alight), and that they use mobile phones and PCs to instruct their highly mobile troops.
amconmag.com /2005/2005_12_05/cover.html   (1805 words)

  
 Tarrif.net - Battle of France Timeline
Although France had more tanks and of higher quality, German tactics and doctrine proved to be far superior than the Allies plan for a static defense.
German forces reach the sea near Abbeville, France, splitting Allied forces and trapping much of it in a pocket.
Churchill speaks to Parliament: “What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over.
www.tarrif.net /wwii/guides/bof_timeline.htm   (1720 words)

  
 Army Technology - Leclerc - Main Battle Tank
The Leclerc Main Battle Tank (MBT) built by Giat Industries is operational with the French Army and the Armed Forces of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates.
FINDERS includes a colour map display which shows the positions of the host tank, allied and hostile forces and designated targets and can be used for route and mission planning.
The Leclerc Main Battle Tank is operational with the French Army and the Armed Forces of the UAE.
www.army-technology.com /projects/leclerc   (1177 words)

  
 The Great War . Historians . Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau | PBS
There was no battle before, and no battle after, which was so important in the French memory.
"I think that in the total war, the battle of Verdun was a total battle.
In their eyes, the battle was a defense of their women, their wives, the children, the French religion, the French soil.
www.pbs.org /greatwar/historian/hist_audoin_03_verdun.html   (279 words)

  
 World War II - The Battle for France's Greatest Treasure (Wine)
The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure.
Ranging in geography from the south of France (which was kept somewhat free of German occupation during the war) to the Alsace region (which was annexed by Germany), each family encountered unique obstacles and advantages when struggling to save their wine and grapes from invaders.
However, the weinfuhrers were in the wine business themselves, and were well aware that someday the war would end and France and Germany would again have to do business as neighbors.
www.thewineman.com /wineandwar.htm   (675 words)

  
 Maps WWII Blitzkrieg 1939-1940
The Germans, however, adopted a plan attributed to Erich von Manstein that placed the weight of the attack at the center of the front and thus anticipated the French plan.
The armored weight of the German attack on France struck westward in the Ardennes region, in the weakly held center of the Allied front.
This was an unanticipated move and it led to a serious crisis for the Allied armies and leadership.
www.onwar.com /maps/wwii/blitz/index.htm   (287 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | EURO2000 | FRANCE | Henry's battle up front
In-form French frontman Thierry Henry has revealed how close he came six months ago to conceding defeat in his attempts to convert from being a winger to an out-and-out striker.
After scoring 10 goals in his last 10 starts for Arsenal and 26 in total this season, he has forced himself into contention for a leading role in attack for France this summer.
Not only was this good news for Arsenal but France also benefited from Henry's dazzling form with a late goal in a friendly against Scotland in March.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/euro2000/teams/france/751064.stm   (394 words)

  
 Dunkirk: The Battle for France (1989) (V)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The evacuation at this place was a blessing and a curse for the british and french.The groups had to leave heavy equipment such as tanks cannons etc. behind which was captured by the nazis.
The rescue of the BEF by a rag tag floatilla of ships and planes with the RAF doing cover is a classic story and was the first chapter in the coming battle of britain.
Originally hitler's generals insisted on a cross channel invasion but this would have been repulsed by the RAF and royal navy.
us.imdb.com /Title?0243228   (279 words)

  
 Battle For France
1.2.1.1 Battle for France is a simulation of the internal strife involved in the French Revolution of 1789.
4.2.1.1 There are three ideologies of the French Revolution used in Battle for France.
6.2.1.1 Combat in Battle for France is perfectly balanced such that all the ideologies are of equal strength.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/zarkxain/bffrance.html   (445 words)

  
 The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945
And the entry of France and Britain into the conflict on 3 September, marked not so much the beginning of a new war as opening of a more intensive phase of a war that already in progress.
It is indicative that their air force ends the Battle of France with more aircraft than when it started, thanks to that manufacturing spurt accompanied by the logistical failure to deploy what was available.
The deeds of the Japanese extremists and of Hitler and Mussolini, which led up to martial conflict, are the positive points of the story, but they are not more of it than the negative points, the ability of democracy to understand the nature of peace and to cope with the swelling flood of aggression.
www.euronet.nl /users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm   (2152 words)

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