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Carnet De Route D Un Europ En 1933 2010

Author : Claude Peyrot
ISBN : 1471686167
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Une vue rafraichissante de la mondialisation. Histoires et anecdotes d'un consultant international independant, ayant travaille a travers le monde, rencontre personnalites tres connues et situations tres difficiles. Habitant en Haute Provence, il a su garder distance et sens de l'humour.

Carnet De Campagne Du Colonel Trefcon 1793 1815

Author : Colonel Toussaint-Jean Trefcon
ISBN : 9781908902115
Genre : History
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« Un bon témoignage sur Hohenlinden où Trefcon participa comme sergent, sur la Bretagne où il fut exilé pour son attachement à Moreau, sur les guerres d’Espagne et de Russie, sur Waterloo (nombreux détails) et sur la vie d’un demi-solde. » p 164 - Professeur Jean Tulard, Bibliographie Critique Des Mémoires Sur Le Consulat Et L'Empire, Droz, Genève, 1971
Category: History

Idriss D By And The Darfur Conflict

Author : Ésaïe Toïngar
ISBN : 9780786492572
Genre : History
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Idriss Déby Itno, current ruler of Chad, is the unacknowledged cause of much of the war and mayhem in central Africa. He is responsible for ethnic violence against his own people; the instigation of two wars in Sudan; the removal of the democratically elected presidents of the two neighboring countries; involvement in war in the Democratic Republic of Congo; an international counterfeiting operation; and the theft of diamonds and property across the region. Déby commits crimes against humanity, subverts election law and his nation’s constitution, and is greatly responsible for the Darfur and Central African Republic crises but has not been held responsible by the international community, and the French government in particular seems to trust him to protect its regional economic interests, regardless of the human cost. Déby’s transgressions have until now received little attention, a humanitarian oversight remedied by this work.
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Napoleon S Defeat Of The Habsburgs

Author : John H. Gill
ISBN : 9781783033546
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“A very impressive piece of work, and it is unlikely to be surpassed for many years . . . A very valuable guide to Napoleon’s last great victory” ( With this third volume, John Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. The account begins with both armies recuperating on the banks of the Danube. As they rest, important action was taking place elsewhere: Eugene won a crucial victory over Johann on the anniversary of Marengo, Prince Poniatowski’s Poles outflanked another Austrian archduke along the Vistula, and Marmont drove an Austrian force out of Dalmatia to join Napoleon at Vienna. These campaigns set the stage for the titanic Battle of Wagram. Second only in scale to the slaughter at Leipzig in 1813, Wagram saw more than 320,000 men and 900 guns locked in two days of fury that ended with an Austrian retreat. The defeat, however, was not complete: Napoleon had to force another engagement before Charles would accept a ceasefire. The battle of Znaim, its true importance often not acknowledged, brought an extended armistice that ended with a peace treaty signed in Vienna. Gill uses an impressive array of sources in an engaging narrative covering both the politics of emperors and the privations and hardship common soldiers suffered in battle. Enriched with unique illustrations, forty maps, and extraordinary order-of-battle detail, this work concludes an unrivalled English-language study of Napoleon’s last victory. “Sheds new light on well-known stages in the battle . . . he has covered more than just an epochal battle in a magnificent book that will satisfy the most avid enthusiasts of Napoleonic era military history.” —Foundation Napoleon
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Meetings In No Man S Land

Author : Marc Ferro
ISBN : 9781472112804
Genre : History
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The soldiers' 'football match' and the unofficial ceasefire of Christmas 1914 has become a legend of the Great War, but fraternization between enemy troops was actually widespread. In winter 1914, after months of marching, soldiers on both fronts began to dig trenches, and the war became a battle of attrition in which young men faced each other across what was often only a few yards of the muddy, bombed landscape called No Man's Land. Trapped in this devastation the soldiers of both armies experienced a shared feeling of pointlessness that culminated in the unofficial armistice of Christmas 1914, when German and English soldiers laid down their weapons for a few hours of joyful peace and carol singing. Using original research from the best European historians and discovering a history forgotten or lost in censor reports, officer journals and official reports, these brief moments of humanity are explored on all fronts during the long years of conflict.
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Night Sky

Author : Clare Francis
ISBN : 9780330466103
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In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love. Julie Lescaux, the young Englishwoman caught up in one of the most dangerous operations of the French Resistance; Paul Vasson, vicious Paris pimp turned Nazi collaborator; David Freymann, German scientist caught up in unimaginable horror, destined to lose everything except his faith in his own discovery. Night Sky is Clare Francis' sweeping chronicle of Europe in peace and war, a tremendous floodtide of narrative that builds to a gripping and unforgettable finale. 'Magic that is hard to describe. Perhaps it is simply that Clare Francis really knows what she is writing about when she writes about the sea' Punch 'A thoroughly professional wartime adventure' Sunday Times 'A terrific thriller' Time Out
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