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  • chris 2:56 pm on September 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: France, gaul, , rome,   

    GAUL – Gallia Gaulois 

    GAUL – Gallia Gaulois



    All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in their own language are called Celts,
    Ancient area ruled by the Roman Empire

    The Belgae of Gaul

    formed a coalition against Caesar after his first Gallic campaign but were subdued the fhollowing year (57 bc). One northern tribe, the Eburones, revolted in 53 and slaughtered 15 Roman cohorts;

    Roll Tape

  • chris 11:08 pm on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , France, , poland   

    cross of polish reformation


    Huguenot cross : Kościół Ewangelicko-Reformowany w RP

  • chris 6:04 pm on March 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alphine, Élysées, France, , , ,   

    Mounted- Tanks of Chasseurs alpins


    Bastille Day 2014 military parade on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Motorised troops. [[wikicommons CC]]

    he Chasseurs alpins (English: Alpine Hunters) are the elite mountain infantry of the French Army. They are trained to operate in mountainous terrain and in urban warfare.

    Training includes climbing, cross-country skiing, plus winter and summer mountain leadership and mountain guiding skills. Traditional training included mountain survival skills such as to build an igloo shelter and to sleep in temperatures around 0°C.

  • chris 5:01 am on August 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bartholomew, France, , , , massacre, protestants,   

    Hugoenots —


    Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day

    Huguenot, any of the Protestants in France in the 16th and 17th centuries, many of whom suffered severe persecution for their faith. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it appears to have come from the word aignos

  • chris 9:29 pm on October 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , D, D-Day, France, , , Juno, , Omaha, OO, Overloard, Sword,   

    Invasion of Normandy… D day. 6 June 1944

    Normandy Landing June 6 !944

    Normandy Landing June 6 !944

    Operation Overlord’s first day invasion was divided into 5 beaches
    Utah – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Beach
    Juno – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach
    Gold – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Beach
    Omaha – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha_Beach
    Sword – -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword_Beach

  • chris 5:24 pm on October 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , crew, France, , , , Pacific, , Torpedo,   

    WWII veteran and President John F Kennedy with crew on his PT-109 Motor Torpedo boat.


    Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, USNR, (standing at right) with other crewmen on board PT-109, 1943.

    The crew aboard PT-109 on her last mission:

    John F. Kennedy, Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG), Commanding Officer (Boston, Massachusetts). Became 35th President of the United States.
    Leonard J. Thom, Ensign (ENS), Executive Officer (Sandusky, Ohio).
    George H. R. “Barney” Ross, Ensign (ENS) (Highland Park, Illinois). On board as an observer after losing his own boat. Attempted to operate the 37 mm gun but suffered from night blindness.
    Raymond Albert, Seaman 2/c (Akron, Ohio). Killed in action 8 October 1943.[26]
    Charles A. “Bucky” Harris, Gunner’s Mate 3/c (GM3) (Watertown, Massachusetts).
    William Johnston, Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c (MM2) (Dorchester, Massachusetts).
    Andrew Jackson Kirksey, Torpedoman’s Mate 2/c (TM2) (Reynolds, Georgia). Killed in collision, listed as missing by National Geographic account.[27]
    John E. Maguire, Radioman 2/c (RM2) (Dobbs Ferry, New York).
    Harold William Marney, Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c (MM2) (Springfield, Massachusetts). Killed in collision, manning turret closest to impact point.[28]
    Edman Edgar Mauer, Quartermaster 3/c (QM3) (St. Louis, Missouri).
    Patrick H. “Pappy” McMahon, Motor Machinist’s Mate 1/c (MM1) (Wyanet, Illinois). Only man in engine room during collision, was badly burned, but recovered from his wounds. Only member of the crew besides Kennedy mentioned by name in the song.
    Ray L. Starkey, Torpedoman’s Mate 2/c (TM2) (Garden Grove, California).
    Gerard E. Zinser, Motor Machinist’s Mate 1/c (MM1) (Belleville, Illinois). Erroneously called “Gerald” in many publications.

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