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  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Army’s greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least £20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was ‘disappointed’. SNIP ‘The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • I'm the President(King),(so shut up McConell, or I'll have your head)

    02/25/2010 4:51:56 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 31 replies · 1,491+ views
    2/25/10 | Barack Obama
    The quote of the day. Shows Obama's arrogance akin to Napolean's.
  • Haiti: Disaster beyond magnitude (America's Fault)

    01/14/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by americanophile · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 15, 2010 | The Guardian
    It is all too easy, seeing the appalling scenes from Port-au-Prince yesterday, to forget America's historic debt to Haiti, scene of the first successful slave revolt, which defined the destiny of Africans in the New World. The establishment of the first black independent state had tangible consequences. It denied Napoleon his foothold in the Caribbean and led him to sell New Orleans and the Louisiana territories to Jefferson. But, for as long as anyone can remember, Haiti has been treated as a basket case where corruption, gang violence and natural disaster combine to drag the country backwards. Now an earthquake...
  • France sees "explosion" of terrorism in Iraq as US unveils new resolution

    10/02/2003 1:34:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 281+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Oct 02, 2003
    France said a formerly terrorist-free Iraq has seen as "explosion" of terrorism since the war, as the United States rallied support for a rejigged UN resolution to bolster reconstruction efforts. And while Iraq's interim government was to take a major bow on the international stage at the United Nations, the diplomatic flurry made little or no impression on the ground in Iraq where and Americans and Iraqis continue to die on a daily basis. Three US soldiers were killed in a span of hours Wednesday as the Americans pressed their drive to root out resistance to their nearly six-month-old occupation....
  • French royal claimant cannot call himself Bourbon, court rules

    10/02/2003 12:05:07 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 65 replies · 1,702+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Oct 02, 2003
    Henri d'Orleans, count of Paris and rival pretender to the throne of France, is banned from using the ancient royal name of Bourbon because it was abandoned by his family in the 17th century, France's high court of appeal ruled. The decision scuppered Orleanist hopes of reclaiming the dynastic title, which will now remain with the senior branch of the royal house -- represented by Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, duke of Anjou and the other contender for the throne. The Cour de Cassation confirmed a lower court answer to a plea lodged by the 70 year-old count of Paris shortly...
  • Napoleon's Soldiers Finally Get a Burial

    06/08/2003 10:40:07 PM PDT · by RussianConservative · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 2 June 03 | Liudas Dapkus
    By The Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania -- About 3,000 French soldiers finally received a proper funeral Sunday in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, where they froze or starved to death during Napoleon's catastrophic invasion of Russia two centuries ago. Guns from an honor guard echoed through the trees and French flags were raised over the solemn ceremony in the Atakalnis Cemetery. The forested, city-center graveyard traditionally is reserved for Lithuanian independence heroes, writers and leading politicians. Lithuanian leaders and French diplomats oversaw the consecration of the remains -- discovered two years ago in a nearby mass grave seen at...
  • A&E presents Napolean, April 8th

    03/12/2003 8:32:54 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 7 replies · 232+ views
    A&E TV Web Site ^ | March 12, 2003 | A&E
    From the web site: