This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
Second Armistice at Compiègne
2°54′23″E / 49.42736111°N 2.90641944°E / 49.42736111; 2.90641944The Armistice of 22 June 1940 was signed at 18:50 near Compiègne, France, by the top officials of Nazi Germany ...
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This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
Fort Vaux
Fort Vaux, located in Vaux-Devant-Damloup, Meuse, France, was built in 1881–1884 at a cost of 1,500,000 Francs, built to house 150 men. it became the second Fort to fall in the Battle of Verdun. The f...
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Schwaben Redoubt
The Schwaben Redoubt (Schwaben-Feste) was a German strong point 500–600 yards (460–550 m) long and 200 yards (180 m) wide, built in stages since 1915, near the village of Thiepval, overlooki...
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Lochnagar mine
The Lochnagar mine was a mine dug by the 179th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers, under a German field fortification known as Schwabenhöhe, in the front line south of the village of La Boisselle in t...
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The Old Front Line
The Old Front Line (ISBN 0-85052-936-0) is a military history book by English poet John Masefield, first published in 1917.
The book is a description of the battlefield front-line from which the B...
Siege of Sevastopol (1854–55)
The Siege of Sevastopol lasted from September 1854 until September 1855, during the Crimean War. The allies (French, Ottoman, and British) landed at Eupatoria on 14 September 1854, intending to make a...
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Battle of France
In the Second World War, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily Frenc...
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Siege of Lille (1940)
The Siege of Lille was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of France. It took place from 28–31 May 1940 in the surroundings of the city of Lille, France during the Battle of France. It ...
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Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri
Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine (6 September 1808 – 26 May 1883), (Arabic: عبد القادر ابن محيي الدين‎ ʿAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥyiddīn), known as the Emir Abdelkader or Abdelkader El Djezairi, was an A...
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Operation Paula
Unternehmen Paula (Undertaking or Operation Paula) is the German codename given for the Second World War Luftwaffe offensive operation to destroy the remaining units of the Armée de l'Air (ALA), or Fr...
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Operation Jumelles
Operation Jumelles (English: Operation Binoculars) was a military operation which was part of the Algerian War in the Tizi Ouzou Province, Algeria. It lasted from 22 July 1959 to March 1960. It wa...
Battle of Tamsui
The Battle of Tamsui (Chinese: 淡水之役; French: combat de Tamsui) or Battle of Hobe (Chinese: 滬尾之役; literally: "Hobe battle"), fought on 8 October 1884, was a significant French defeat during...
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Battle of Route Coloniale 4
The Battle of Route Coloniale 4 (called Chiến dịch Biên giới [Operation Border Zone] in Vietnam) was a battle of the First Indochina War. It took place along Route Coloniale 4 (RC4, also known as High...
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Second Battle of Champagne
The Second Battle of Champagne in World War I was a French offensive against the invading German army.
On 25 September 1915, twenty divisions of the Second and Fourth armies of Groupe d'armées du ...
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Operation Vulture
103°0′56″E / 21.38694°N 103.01556°E / 21.38694; 103.01556 Operation Vulture (French: Opération Vautour) was the name of the proposed American operation that would rescue F...
Battle of Alma
The Battle of the Alma (20 September 1854), which is usually considered the first battle of the Crimean War (1853–1856), took place just south of the River Alma in the Crimea. An Anglo-French fo...
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Battle of Huesca
The Battle of Huesca was fought during the First Carlist War on March 24, 1837, between Spanish Constitutionalists and Carlists. During the course of the battle, the French Foreign Legion, which had ...
Battle of El-Moungar
The Battle of El-Moungar was a battle fought during the South-Oranese Campaign between a contingent of the French Army of Africa, mainly from the French Foreign Legion, and Moroccan tribesmen.
In ...
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Lạng Sơn Campaign
The Lang Son Campaign (3 to 13 February 1885) was a major French offensive in Tonkin (northern Vietnam) during the Sino-French War (August 1884–April 1885). The Tonkin Expeditionary Corps, under the...
Lạng Sơn Campaign - Wikipedia
High Wood
High Wood is a wood near Bazentin le Petit in the Somme département of northern France. After the big British attack on 14 July (Battle of Bazentin Ridge), High Wood lay undefended for most of the day...
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Battle of Kolwezi
The Battle of Kolwezi was an airborne operation by French and Belgian airborne forces that took place in May 1978 in Zaire during the Shaba II invasion of Zaire by the Front for the National Liberatio...
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Battle of Yu Oc
The Battle of Yu Oc (19 November 1884) was a French victory during the Sino-French War. The battle was fought to relieve the French garrison of Tuyên Quang, under siege by the T'ang Ching-sung's Yunn...
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Battle of the Somme
The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the Britis...
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Verdun Memorial
The Verdun Memorial is a war memorial to commemorate the Battle of Verdun, fought in 1916 as part of the First World War. It is situated on the battlefield, close to the destroyed village of Fleury-d...
Verdun Memorial - Wikipedia
Mandingo Wars
The Mandingo Wars were a series of conflicts from 1883 to 1898 between France and the Wassoulou Empire of the Mandingo people led by Samory Touré. The French were ultimately triumphant and established...