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  Sedan, France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sedan is a town and commune in France, a sous-préfecture of the Ardennes département.
In the 16th century Sedan was an asylum for Protestant refugees from the Wars of Religion.
Today Sedan is known for it's castle, that is claimed to be the largest fortified medieval castle in Europe with a total surface of 30.000 m2 on 7 levels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sedan,_France   (354 words)

  
 SEDAN - LoveToKnow Article on SEDAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sedan is the seat of a sub-prefect and has a municipal school of weaving.
Sedan was in the 14th century a dependency of the abbey of Mouzon, the possession of which was disputed by the bishops of Liege and Reims.
Sedan is a small old-fashioned fortress, lying in a depression between two ridges which converge in the plateau of Illy about 2~ m.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SE/SEDAN.htm   (2914 words)

  
 France Part @ MatronOfTheArts.com (Matron of the Arts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France is one of the founding members of the European Union, and has the largest land area of all members.
To the south, the Pyrenees form a natural border between France and Spain, and the south-central part of the country is dominated by the ancient Massif Central.
France is the seventh country in the European Union to suffer this virus; following Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy.
www.matronofthearts.com /encyclopedia/Portal:France   (1695 words)

  
 Sedan (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name is borrowed from a much older conveyance, the sedan chair.
Sedan, France, sous-préfecture of the Ardennes département, where the Battle of Sedan occurred in 1870
Sedan was also the name of a plowshare nuclear test conducted by the United States at its Nevada Test Site in 1962 which resulted in a massive crater.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sedan_(disambiguation)   (164 words)

  
 Foreign Correspondent
France's eastern border with Germany in Alsace and Lorraine was protected by the 3rd Army, and forts of the mighty Maginot Line.
At Sedan, Guderian was using his tanks, deadly 88mm guns, and pinpoint attacks by Stuka dive-bombers, to neutralize the 43 French casemates (large pillboxes), armed with anti-tank and machine guns, that guarded the river crossing.
France's pride, the Maginot Line, deprived of its interval divisions, was outflanked from the west, as Hitler had predicted, then penetrated in the undefended Saar gap, which the French unaccountably failed to flood.
www.bigeye.com /050999.htm   (1210 words)

  
 Relocation to France or Investing in France...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sedan is a charming, French medieval town in the Ardennes Department of Champagne.
Sedan was initially composed of three villages, which amalgamated with the construction of the first castle in c.1424.
Sedan’s castle is the largest feudal fortress in Europe, measuring a colossal 35,000 sq.
www.relocatefrance.com /featurearticles.htm   (1538 words)

  
 Eric Margolis — FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
SEDAN, FRANCE — At 0430 am 10 May, 1940, General Heinz Guderian’s XIX Panzer Corps began a life and death race to cross Belgium’s vast Ardennes Forest and cross the Meuse River at Sedan before the French Army could react.
Sedan was the scene of France’s crushing defeat in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War.
Ironically, these units, France’s poorest soldiers in the weak B divisions, were to face the elite of the German Wehrmacht.
www.bigeye.com /fc051505.htm   (1285 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Sedan, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It was a Protestant stronghold in the 16th and 17th cent., and a noted Calvinist academy was located there.
Sedan was the site of the decisive French defeat (1870) in the Franco-Prussian War and the surrender of Napoleon III.
The town saw heavy fighting in World War I and was the point of the first German breakthrough (1940) in the invasion of France in World War II.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Sedan.html   (214 words)

  
 Sedan, KS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sedan is the county seat of Chautauqua [CQ] county and is located on business US 166 and K-99.
Sedan became the county seat of Chautauqua county in 1875 after a bitter county seat war lead to the division of Howard County.
Legend says Sedan was named for Sedan, France, due to the similarity in the wooded rolling hills.
skyways.lib.ks.us /towns/Sedan   (347 words)

  
 Eric Margolis | Foreign Correspondent : May 2005
Unfortunately, in France, and other nations still to vote, opinion is being driven by emotional, political and economic issues that are often unrelated to the articles under consideration.
France and Germany, in particular, are afflicted by chronic double-digit unemployment and stagnant economies caused by too high taxes, inability to fire workers, oppressive regulation and state-sponsored laziness typified by six week paid vacations, innumerable holidays, short working hours and ludicrously early retirement.
In 1939, neither Britain nor France were ready for war, and the two uneasy allies had no offensive plan in the event of a conflict.
www.ericmargolis.com /archives/2005/05/index.php   (4485 words)

  
 Sublett.org Family History | Soblet | Sublet | Sublett | Sublette | Soublet
One Huguenot stronghold for many decades was Sedan, a city in northeast France on the Meuse River, near the borders of Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.
A century later, Germany became a refuge for Protestant Huguenots fleeing the tyranny of the Catholic monarchy of France.
In addition to oppressing Huguenots in France, the Catholic armies of Louis XIV also invaded neighboring Protestant countries, and by 1689 French soldiers had destroyed Mannheim and captured many of the Huguenot refugees there.
soblet.com /history.htm   (2008 words)

  
 II. The Scenarios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France, 10th May 1940: This scenario is a copy of the 0510_01 "The Invasion of France and Belgium" with a few changes.
France, 10th May 1940: It was the Allies plan at the start of hostilities with Germany, to avoid the same mistake they made in 1914.
Stonne, France, 15th May 1940: After the failure of the counterattack of May 14th with some infantry the French HQ is preparing for another attack.
home.hiwaay.net /~tiller/glenn/france/france_notes/Notes/II_The_Scenarios.htm   (4731 words)

  
 Eric Margolis | Foreign Correspondent : HOW TO FIGHT, AND WIN, A WAR
Sedan, France, 13 May, 1940: - The lead tanks of the 1st Panzer Division of Gen. Heinz Gudrians XIX Panzer Corps brushed aside the scattered elements of a French cavalry division and reached the banks of the gently flowing Meuse River at 1400 hrs on a sunny spring afternoon.
Incredibly, the French northeast commander advised French supreme commander, Gen. Gamelin, not to worry, dismissing German attacks at Sedan as mere ‘pinpricks.’ Meanwhile, during the night of the 13-14th, the Germans were crossing the Meuse under heavy French fire, using rubber boats, rafts, and pontoons.
Defending southern France was Gen. Olry’s gallant 35,000 -man Army of the Alpes - and the little-known southern arm of the Maginot Line.
www.ericmargolis.com /archives/1999/05/how_to_fight_an.php   (1219 words)

  
 Andrew Melville
After a residence of three years, however, political troubles compelled him to leave France, and he went to Geneva, where he was welcomed by Theodore Beza, at whose instigation he was appointed to the chair of humanity in the academy of Geneva.
On regaining his liberty, and being refused permission to return to his own country, he was invited to fill a professor's chair in the university of Sedan, and there he spent the last eleven years of his life.
He died at Sedan in 1622, at the age of seventy-seven.
www.nndb.com /people/587/000107266   (867 words)

  
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This audacious attack further convinced France's supreme commander, Gen. Maurice Gamelin, and the British commander, Lord Gort, the main German offensive was coming through central Belgium, where their best divisions were deployed, not the Ardennes.
The French and British, who had more and better tanks than the Germans, were unable to redeploy their corps to the Sedan sector or move up reserves in time to plug the yawning gap in their lines through which the panzers surged.
But at Sedan, in the glorious May of 1940, the fortunes of war favoured the bold.
www.torontosun.com /News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2005/05/15/pf-1040639.html   (619 words)

  
 CNN.com - French village swept for bombs - June 4, 2001
SEDAN, France - A French village has been evacuated as soldiers prepare to clear unexploded German munitions from World War I. Some 130 police posted at two entrances to the village collected badges, distributed earlier at the town hall, from the nearly 600 residents of Chatelet-sur-Retourne, in the Ardennes region of north-east France.
Munitions dating from the last century's two world wars are routinely discovered in France -- but the recent evacuations are the first of their kind in years, according to Associated Press.
In Vimy, the clearance operation involved the removal of toxic chemicals, according to AP, which noted that villagers in Chatelet-sur-Retourne, unlike in Vimy, were given plenty of advance notice to prepare for the evacuation.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/06/04/french.evacuation   (405 words)

  
 uefa.com - Football Europe - News & Features - News Specific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Elzeard was substituted 28 minutes into Sedan's 2-1 home defeat by Montpellier Hérault SC on Saturday, and subsequent tests revealed that the 28-year-old had torn a thigh muscle.
Sedan medical staff said that they expected him to miss the side's next four games.
His experience will be sorely missed as Sedan bid to escape the relegation zone.
www.uefa.com /footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=63443.html   (162 words)

  
 Sedan Chairmen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The sedan chair takes its name from the town of Sedan, in France, where they were first used.
The sedan chair was cheaper than hackney coaches, and a person could not only travel from door to door in a sedan chair but could travel from indoors to indoors without setting foot outside.
The sedan chairs belonging to the gentry were often quite elaborate, with rich upholstery and painted bodies or wooden crests on the roof.(See illustration at the top of the page.) These private sedan chairs were often beautifully painted by the most renowed painters of the day.
www.georgianindex.net /transportationLondon/chairmen.html   (848 words)

  
 Richard & Sharon Werner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amsterdam 1640, Covering area around city of Sedan in northern Framce, near Belgian border, scene (1870) of defeat of army of Napoleon III by Germans and of the French emperor's surrender.
Shows the Eure-et-loire region of France, which is west of Paris.
This is a very large map of the coast of Normandie in northern France.
home.att.net /~rnwerner/mapreg2.html   (507 words)

  
 battle of sedan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In battle against Prussia in July 1870 the Emperor was captured at the Battle of Sedan (September 2) and was deposed by the forces of the Third Republic in Paris two days later.
Prussian forces at the Battle of Sedan captured Napoleon himself, and Paris was besieged.
France lost the border region of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany and was forced to pay the Germans stiff war...
sedan.carsvehicles.com /battleofsedan   (1144 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Campaign 1870-71: The Operations of the German Armies in France from Sedan to the End of the War: From the Journals of the Headquarters Staff.
Borbstaedt, A. The Franco-German War to the Catastrophe of Sedan and the Fall of Strassburg.
“The Humiliation of France.” Mil Illus (Jun 2002): pp.
www.carlisle.army.mil /usamhi/bibliographies/referencebibliographies/Germany/preww1/franco.doc   (1352 words)

  
 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - French transfers: Brazilian signs for OM
The 25-year-old cost Marseille around 50 million francs ($7 million) and is expected to make his debut against Lens on Sunday.
SEDAN, France, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Belgian international striker Toni Brogno is set to travel to France on Wednesday to discuss a transfer to French first division side Sedan.
Media reports on Monday said Sedan had reached agreement with Belgian side Westerlo on a deal for Brogno, who was the leading scorer in the Belgian first division with 30 goals last season.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2000/0807/20000807fratransfers.html   (382 words)

  
 Yannick Noah - Enshrinee - International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport RI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1983 Yannick Noah became France's next tennis hero, as he descended upon Roland Garros serving and volleying his way to the singles crown.
Born May 18, 1960 in Sedan, France, Noah was a member of France's Davis Cup team for eleven years, playing in 22 ties and posting an overall 39-22 win-loss record (26-15 singles; 13-7 doubles).
In 1991, Noah captained France's Davis Cup team to victory, as the French reclaimed the Cup after 59 years, and then won again in 1996.
www.tennisfame.com /enshrinees/noah.html   (298 words)

  
 Sedan, ford country sedan, c240 sedan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sedan Kansas and the West Photograph Collection - Sedan, Kansas, ford country sedan, c240 sedan..
Sedan Crater While the primary purpose of the Nevada Test site has been to test.
A Sedan lorry, from an advert that appeared in "The Commercial Vehicle" on 30th.
www.getfordhere.com /sedan.html   (247 words)

  
 France HQ : Bordeaux France
Sedan and limousine services in Bordeaux and South-West of France.
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France HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
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 Franco-Prussian War to Sarajevo
By September 1870, a French army had been defeated, Emperor Napoleon III captured at Sedan, France declared a republic, and Paris under siege.
In January 1871, Wilhelm I of Prussia was crowned Kaiser Wilhelm I of a unified Germany at Versailles, Paris fell, and France surrendered, losing Alsace and Lorraine and forced to pay huge reparations.
Then with both countries concerned about Germany, but friendly with France, the 1894 Dual Entente and the 1904 'Entente Cordiale' became the Triple Entente of Russia, France and Britain.
www.naval-history.net /WW1NavalStartPolitical.htm   (1971 words)

  
 Sedan, indica sedan, vw sedan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Sedan lorry, from an advert that appeared in "The Commercial Vehicle" on 30th sedan.
The Pro Sedan classes were created to accommodate sedans and other sportscars.
View Sedan photos at InternetAutoGuide.com; choose a vehicle to view interior and exterior Sedan car pictures & pics with the ability to browse by.
www.enginenetwork.com /sedan.html   (301 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Armstrong 10th after Tour's second stage
SEDAN, France -- Lance Armstrong finished in a pack behind winner Baden Cooke of Australia in the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday.
Cooke won the stage in a final sprint after a long trek across the French countryside.
It's incredible,'' Cooke said after finishing at Sedan, a town bordering Belgium.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1577592&type=story   (477 words)

  
 UFOS at close sight: UFO video collection, France
The text the AFP (Agence France Presse is the main news agency in France) press release: "Thursday, August 13 1998 - 13H01 Paris time, CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES (AFP) - A triangular UFO flying at low altitude over the region of Sedan and Carignan has been observed at the beginning of the week by ca.
"In the night of Monday to Tuesday, it was seen descending right over Charleville-Mézières, before performing several circles above some 30 cites or villages in the Sedan region", said on Thursday Jean-Luc Lemaire, the local representative for the Centre d'Etudes OVNI France (CEOF).
We would therefore like to know whether this UFO was seen on the West shores of France, or whether it crossed the Atlantic Ocean."
ufologie.net /htm/vidfra.htm   (419 words)

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