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History War

First World War : 2nd of August 1914

The German government’s idea was to make the people think that  they were entering a defensive war and were in no way the aggressors. With the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, the Austro-Hungarian Empire engaged the hostilities.

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Cinema History War

Two movies with the French Army in the First World War

A review of two fims

Un long dimanche de fiançailles and Joyeux Noël

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History

Kings, Emperors and Presidents of France Part 4 : The Capetian dynasty and the Bourbons.

King Henry III of Navarre, distant cousin of Henri III of France ( the last Valois King of France ) is designated legitimate heir to the French throne. Under the name of Henry IV, he belongs to the Bourbon dynasty and thus became the first King of this Capetian branch.

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History

Kings, Emperors of France Part 2 : The Carolingien dynasty

After Childéric III was dethroned by Pépin le Bref ( translated by Pepin the Short ) in AD 751, the Carolingian dynasty took the crown of France. He had no claim to the throne so he needed the support of the Catholic Church which he won with the Pope Zacharie. Childéric died in the Saint-Denis Abbey in 768.

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General

101 things to know about France

So you think you know France as well as the French ?

Here are a hundred and one things that you should know !

Read through the list, send us your comments, your remarks, your questions and your answers.