Download The Atlantic Wall by Steven J. Zaloga, Hugh Johnson, Lee Ray, Chris Taylor PDF

By Steven J. Zaloga, Hugh Johnson, Lee Ray, Chris Taylor

In 1942, with Germany's sluggish lack of the strategic initiative to the Allies, Hitler used to be pressured to build an impenetrable wall of fortifications alongside the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast. besides the fact that, Hitler's grandiose Atlantic wall scheme was once hampered via the realities of Germany's wartime financial system. with out the assets and manpower to improve the full coast, the emphasis was once put on the nice festung ports, the most probably position of an Allied amphibious touchdown.

This first quantity in a chain of 3 bargains exclusively with the buildings at the French Atlantic coast beginning with the Pas de Calais and increasing right down to Spain. that includes exact illustrations and diagrams of many of the sections of the Atlantic Wall and the position that they performed, it supplies an insightful research into the most obtainable fortifications of global conflict II.

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Download Das Ende von Eddy by Édouard Louis PDF

By Édouard Louis

Ein Befreiungsschlag, ein neues Leben – souverän und sprachgewaltig erzählt von Frankreichs neuem literarischen celebrity Édouard Louis

»Ich rannte weg, ganz auf einmal. Gerade hörte ich meine Mutter noch sagen ›Was soll der Scheiß jetzt wieder?‹. Aber ich wollte nicht bei ihnen bleiben, ich weigerte mich, diesen second mit ihnen zu teilen. Ich warfare schon weit weg, ich gehörte nicht mehr zu ihrer Welt, der short besagte es. Ich kam zu den Feldern und wanderte einen Großteil der Nacht herum, auf den Feldwegen, in der Kühle Nordfrankreichs, in dem zu dieser Jahreszeit so intensiven Geruch der Rapsfelder. Die ganze Nacht über entwarf ich mein neues Leben fern von hier.«

Mit unglaublicher Sprachgewalt erzählt der junge französische Autor Édouard Louis die Geschichte einer Befreiung aus einer unerträglichen Kindheit: inspiriert von seiner eigenen.

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Download The Homeowner's Guide to Living in France (The Homeowner's by Richard Whiting PDF

By Richard Whiting

"Get the main out of France...look at the back of pre-conceived ideas...discover neglected yet very important facets of this nice country." half One 'Setting the Scene' offers a history to France with chapters on France's traditional attractiveness, French relatives lifestyles, the economic climate, politics and destiny advancements, and the way to shop for a estate. half 'Living in France at the present time' covers sensible and social issues: daily lifestyles (health, language, integrating socially, procuring, etc), relaxation actions, vacations, tradition, schooling, the legislations, employment, consuming out, company dealings and forms.

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Download Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France by Kathleen Wellman PDF

By Kathleen Wellman

This booklet tells the historical past of the French Renaissance in the course of the lives of its such a lot famous queens and mistresses, starting with Agnès Sorel, the 1st formally well-known royal mistress in 1444; together with Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici, Anne Pisseleu, Diane de Poitiers, and Marguerite de Valois, between others; and concluding with Gabrielle d’Estrées, Henry IV’s robust mistress through the 1590s.

Wellman exhibits that ladies in either roles—queen and mistress—enjoyed nice effect over French politics and tradition, let alone over the robust males with whom they have been concerned. The publication additionally addresses the iconic mythology surrounding those girls, pertaining to pleasing stories that discover a lot approximately Renaissance modes of argument, symbols, and values, in addition to our personal smooth preoccupations.

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By Arlette Farge

Within the spring of 1750 a two-day sequence of riots erupted in Paris while the population chanced on that police have been sweeping young ones off the streets in an overzealous try to keep an eye on vagrancy. Arlette Farge and Jacques Revel use this strange incident and its colourful forged of actors to view broader concerns equivalent to the facility of rumor, mob psychology, the workout of authority, and the upkeep of peace in Paris lower than the ancien regime.

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Download Joan of Arc: A Military Leader by Kelly DeVries PDF

By Kelly DeVries

In 1428, a tender woman from a small French village approached the royal fort of Vaucouleurs with a now well-known story. Heavenly voices, she stated, had advised her to search out the Dauphin of France, in order that he could giver her a military with which to carry France from its English occupiers. Given her troops, she was once assigned to the military trying to relieve the English siege of Orleans. the consequent story of Joan's army successes at Orleans and in different places is advised during this quantity, observed via illustrations. the place different works have targeting the non secular and feminist points of Joan's profession, this ebook addresses the problem of what it used to be that made her the heroine she grew to become. Why did the warriors of France persist with a girl into conflict whilst no troops of the Hundred Years battle had performed so ahead of and the way used to be she capable of win? The English referred to as her a whore and believed her to be possessed, yet her personal troops depended on her with none facts of her skills.

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By Patrick Sénécal

Etienne Séguin n'a pas trente ans. Originaire de Drummondville, demeurant depuis quelques années à Montréal, il vient d'accepter un poste de professeur de littérature au cégep de sa ville natale. Qu'à cela ne tienne, il fera l'aller-retour par l'autoroute 20 ; le trajet ne prend pas plus d'une heure, cela lui permettra d'écouter los angeles radio et, surtout, d'oublier sa récente séparation ! Peu de temps après, Etienne remarque un autostoppeur, toujours posté au même endroit au second où il passe. Pourquoi ne pas le faire monter afin de rompre l. a. monotonie de los angeles direction ? Dès los angeles première rencontre, le jeune homme comprend que son passager l'a connu dans son enfance. Mais voilà : Etienne souffre d'amnésie et n'a aucun memento de ses jeunes années. C'est alors que les questions surgissent dans son esprit : qui donc est ce passager qu'il a pris l'habitude d'embarquer ? Et qu'ont-ils fait ensemble, dans leur jeunesse ? Le Passager : un roman d'une pressure extrême, par l'auteur des Sept jours du talion

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