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112 Gripes about the French

Do you find yourself hating or not understanding the French? Are you an American G.I. situated in France during 1945 after having just liberated it? Well then this is the pamphlet for you! Written and published in 1945 by the … Continue reading

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Le Conseil Municipal

Une municipalité, autrement dit une commune en France, est une division administrative, la plus petite qui existe; elle correspond au territoire d’une ville, d’un village, d’un groupement de villes ou de villages. Le nom municipalité est pris du Latin municipium qui … Continue reading

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Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte was a general most famously known for his status as emperor after the French Revolution. He was born on Corsica, south of France, and went to military school as a child. He eventually progressed to general, but refused … Continue reading

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World War II – Part 1

World War II started in 1939. To help me understand the scope of it, I watched French mini tv series Apocalypse, La 2ème Guerre Mondiale, composed of six episodes. The first episode centers on how and why a worldwide war actually … Continue reading

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Famous and from Franche-Comté

Franche-Comté is a region in France which is very particular because it is my birthplace. However, it is relatively unknown, despite the great number of important people who were born there. Here are just a few of them, because listing … Continue reading

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