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Clémenceau: in the skin of the tiger (France 3)

Clémenceau: in the skin of the tiger (France 3)

Who was Georges Clemenceau and how did he lead France to victory in World War I? The docu-fiction broadcast this evening on France 3 paints a portrait of "Père la Victoire". Combining archival footage and fiction, this historical TV movie attempts to shed light on the complex personality of the one who published in "Dawn" Zola's "J & 39; Accuse" (1898), which was also the ; friend of Claude Monet, the strike breaker of 1906, a seducer and, above all, the champion of peace.

Ephemeris of March 8

Ephemeris of March 8

1917: February Revolution, the Russians organize general strikes and demonstrations in all major cities of the country. 1893: Opening of the Panama scandal trial. 1854: The Japanese and the Americans sign the Kanagawa treaty which allows American merchant ships to enter Japanese ports.

What is Seppuku?

What is Seppuku?

Often called “hara-kiri” in the West, “seppuku” is a form of ritual suicide that originated with Japan’s ancient samurai warrior class. The grisly act typically involved stabbing oneself in the belly with a short sword, slicing open the stomach and then turning the blade upwards to ensure a fatal wound.

Secrets of History: Sarah Bernhardt

Secrets of History: Sarah Bernhardt

In this unpublished issue of Secrets d & 39; Histoire, Stéphane Bern will take us, from the Paris of the Belle Epoque to Belle-Ile in Brittany, in the footsteps of the first sacred monster, real queen of 1900, Sarah Bernhardt. Huge actress, muse of the greatest artists of her time, those of Art Nouveau, the divine, as she is nicknamed, is also an extravagant ready for all the follies like sleeping in a coffin or collecting wild animals that frighten the all of Paris.

Why were Red Army Officers and soldiers not prosecuted for War Crimes in WWII?

Why were Red Army Officers and soldiers not prosecuted for War Crimes in WWII?

Recently I read Antony Beevor's Berlin The Downfall:1945. The author has described wanton acts of looting, murder, arson and rape in the so-called liberated areas from German Occupation in Eastern-

To be dumbfounded (mythology)

To be dumbfounded (mythology)

In mythology, Medusa was a very beautiful young girl that Neptune took away to bring her to the temple of Minerva. The latter, feeling offended by the beauty of Medusa, transformed her in revenge into a vile creature, with hair snakes, boar teeth and golden wings.