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Pétain’s France

Pétain’s France


France’s defeat by Germany in June 1940 brought the collapse of the Third Republic and heralded the start of the authoritarian Vichy regime. its head, Phillipe Pétain, was a WWI general renowned as the victor of Verdun. France was initially divided into two zones: a northern zone occupied by the Germans, whose base was Paris; and the southern so-called “free” zone, whose administrative centre was Vichy. In November 1942, the German occupation extended to the whole country.

Operation “Flaming Dart”

Operation “Flaming Dart”

Operation Flaming Dart was America’s response in 1965 to North Vietnamese attacks on US bases in South Vietnam. Operation Flaming Dart commenced in February 1965 and was ordered by US President Lyndon B Johnson. After a series of attacks on US bases in South Vietnam, mainly the base at Pleiku, Johnson ordered a series of air attacks on North Vietnamese bases in an attempt to warn off the government in Hanoi.

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

The history of female soldiers in American Army goes far back to the beginning of the creation of new, independant state of America. There are several women who fight next to their fellows in the war against Britain – Deborah Samson (which joined army disguised like a young man), Margaret Corbin, Angelica Vrooman, Anna Warner…