[Personnage en tenue de camouflage [?] posant en atelier] : [photographie] / [non identifié]
Character in a military camouflage [?]

[Personnage en tenue de camouflage [?] posant en atelier] : [photographie] / [non identifié]

Character in a military camouflage [?]

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Gallery of great French officers (pt. 2), Imagerie Pellerin, 1860.

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A French officer standing near a cemetery with recently dug graves of soldiers killed on the frontline at Saint-Jean-sur-Tourbe on the Champagne front, eastern France December 19, 1916.

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A French officer standing near a cemetery with recently dug graves of soldiers killed on the frontline at Saint-Jean-sur-Tourbe on the Champagne front, eastern France December 19, 1916.

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For the exhibition “L’Epée. Usages, mythes et symboles” organised by the musée de Cluny, Daniel Jacquet (who works for the university of Geneva), proposed this small film about fighting in medieval armors.

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L’hôtel des Invalides 
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I’ve been requested by nami64 to do something about Louis XIV, so here it is:
Until the 17th century, no special structure existed to welcome invalid soldiers. In 1670, Louis XIV decided the creation the hôtel des Invalides to take care of his veterans. The first pensionnaries arrived in 1674 and at the end of the 17th century, it welcomed around 4000 soldiers.
The building of the Invalides wasn’t only a gesture of charity and justice but also a political move from Louis XIV. It encouraged the recruitement of volunteers, it increased the symbolical presence of the King in Paris - a city Louis XIV didn’t trust since the rebellion of the Fronde -, and it participated to the public safety policy by imprisoning the “gueux”.
The Invalides had three vocations: military, social, and hospital. The “hôtel royal” was one of the first barraks built in France: the pensionnaries wore an uniform, were organised in companies, and respected the discipline. The religious dimension of the institution is embodied by the church, located in the axe of the “cour d’honneur” in front of the entrance. Twelve fathers from the congration of the Mission were in charge of the cultual activities.
Thirty daughters of Charity from the Saint Lazare faubourg had all authority on the hospital and its hundred of beds. It was modern for its time: it was warmed in winter, each invalid got his own bed. In general, the hôtel offered good living conditions for its lodgers. Said lodgers could also work and creat shoes, tapestries, socks…
The reputation of the Invalides quickly grew. The demand of admissions exceeded the 1,500 places planned at the moment of the building. Foreign leaders visited the institution and tried to copy the model for their own veterans.

L’hôtel des Invalides 

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I’ve been requested by nami64 to do something about Louis XIV, so here it is:

Until the 17th century, no special structure existed to welcome invalid soldiers. In 1670, Louis XIV decided the creation the hôtel des Invalides to take care of his veterans. The first pensionnaries arrived in 1674 and at the end of the 17th century, it welcomed around 4000 soldiers.

The building of the Invalides wasn’t only a gesture of charity and justice but also a political move from Louis XIV. It encouraged the recruitement of volunteers, it increased the symbolical presence of the King in Paris - a city Louis XIV didn’t trust since the rebellion of the Fronde -, and it participated to the public safety policy by imprisoning the “gueux”.

The Invalides had three vocations: military, social, and hospital. The “hôtel royal” was one of the first barraks built in France: the pensionnaries wore an uniform, were organised in companies, and respected the discipline. The religious dimension of the institution is embodied by the church, located in the axe of the “cour d’honneur” in front of the entrance. Twelve fathers from the congration of the Mission were in charge of the cultual activities.

Thirty daughters of Charity from the Saint Lazare faubourg had all authority on the hospital and its hundred of beds. It was modern for its time: it was warmed in winter, each invalid got his own bed. In general, the hôtel offered good living conditions for its lodgers. Said lodgers could also work and creat shoes, tapestries, socks…

The reputation of the Invalides quickly grew. The demand of admissions exceeded the 1,500 places planned at the moment of the building. Foreign leaders visited the institution and tried to copy the model for their own veterans.

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Coup d’État du 13 mai 1958


Musée national de la Révolution algérienne et www.memoires-algerie.org





The May 1958 crisis (or Algiers putsch or the coup of 13 May) was a political crisis in France during the turmoil of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) which led to the return of Charles de Gaulle to political responsibilities after a twelve-year absence. It started as a coup attempt led at Algiers on 13 May 1958 by a coalition headed by Algiers deputy and reserve airborne officer Pierre Lagaillarde, French Generals Raoul Salan, Edmond Jouhaud, Jean Gracieux, and Jacques Massu, and by Admiral Philippe Auboyneau, commander of the Mediterranean fleet. The putsch was supported by former Algerian Governor General Jacques Soustelle and his activist allies.
Carried out in the context of the Algerian War (1954–62), the putsch had as its aim to oppose the new formation of Pierre Pflimlin’s government and to impose a change of policies in favor of the right-wing partisans of French Algeria. The crisis marked the return of Charles de Gaulle to political affairs after a decade of absence, and set in motion the events which would lead to the establishment of the Fifth Republic.

Coup d’État du 13 mai 1958

Musée national de la Révolution algérienne et www.memoires-algerie.org

The May 1958 crisis (or Algiers putsch or the coup of 13 May) was a political crisis in France during the turmoil of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) which led to the return of Charles de Gaulle to political responsibilities after a twelve-year absence. It started as a coup attempt led at Algiers on 13 May 1958 by a coalition headed by Algiers deputy and reserve airborne officer Pierre Lagaillarde, French Generals Raoul Salan, Edmond Jouhaud, Jean Gracieux, and Jacques Massu, and by Admiral Philippe Auboyneau, commander of the Mediterranean fleet. The putsch was supported by former Algerian Governor General Jacques Soustelle and his activist allies.

Carried out in the context of the Algerian War (1954–62), the putsch had as its aim to oppose the new formation of Pierre Pflimlin’s government and to impose a change of policies in favor of the right-wing partisans of French Algeria. The crisis marked the return of Charles de Gaulle to political affairs after a decade of absence, and set in motion the events which would lead to the establishment of the Fifth Republic.

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Guerre de cent ans. Pièce sur vélin, 31 août 1383; vélin obl. in-4 (7 x 27,5 cm), sceau de cire rouge aux armes. Intéressant document mentionnant la guerre contre les Anglais.{CR}

Geoffroy Ruffier, chevalier, confesse avoir eu et reçu de Guillaume Denfernet, trésorier des guerres du Roi [Charles VI], la somme de 215 livres tournois en prêt sur ses gages, ceux de trois autres chevaliers et de 35 écuyers de sa compagnie servant «en ces presentes guerres du Roy nostre dit Seigneur pour le servir en la chevauchée quil fait de present sur les champs pour aller au pais de Flandres contre les Anglois en la compagnie et soubz le gouvernement de nostre dit Seigneur»… [Geoffroy Ruffier faisait partie de l’association de la noblesse du duché de Bretagne formée en 1379 pour empêcher l’invasion du pays.]

Guerre de cent ans. Pièce sur vélin, 31 août 1383; vélin obl. in-4 (7 x 27,5 cm), sceau de cire rouge aux armes. Intéressant document mentionnant la guerre contre les Anglais.{CR}

Geoffroy Ruffier, chevalier, confesse avoir eu et reçu de Guillaume Denfernet, trésorier des guerres du Roi [Charles VI], la somme de 215 livres tournois en prêt sur ses gages, ceux de trois autres chevaliers et de 35 écuyers de sa compagnie servant «en ces presentes guerres du Roy nostre dit Seigneur pour le servir en la chevauchée quil fait de present sur les champs pour aller au pais de Flandres contre les Anglois en la compagnie et soubz le gouvernement de nostre dit Seigneur»… [Geoffroy Ruffier faisait partie de l’association de la noblesse du duché de Bretagne formée en 1379 pour empêcher l’invasion du pays.]

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Source: AFP (via le ministère de la Défense)

These photos show the celebrations in Paris that followed the end of hostilities after the signature of the armistice on the 8th of May 1945.

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british-history:

An armed contingent of French forces attempted to invade the Isle of Wight on this day in British history, 21 July 1545. The French invasion was repelled at heavy cost to the British militia raised to defend the island. This occasion was the last time that France attempted to attack the Isle of Wight.

british-history:

An armed contingent of French forces attempted to invade the Isle of Wight on this day in British history, 21 July 1545. The French invasion was repelled at heavy cost to the British militia raised to defend the island. This occasion was the last time that France attempted to attack the Isle of Wight.

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French grenadiers on the Marne, c. 1917

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French grenadiers on the Marne, c. 1917

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