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Operation Dragoon

Operation Dragoon was the code name for the landing operation of the Allied invasion of Provence on 15 August 1944. The operation was initially planned to be executed in conjunction with Operation Overlord, the Allied landing in Normandy, but the ...

                                               

Invasion of France (1795)

The invasion of France in 1795 or the Battle of Quiberon was a major landing on the Quiberon peninsula by emigre, counter-revolutionary troops in support of the Chouannerie and Vendee Revolt, beginning on 23 June and finally definitively repulsed ...

                                               

Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings ...

                                               

Unione Corse

The Unione Corse is a Corsican mafia criminal organization operating primarily out of Corsica and Marseille, France. Members of this organization, along with various other crime families, maintained the French Connection–a heroin trade monopoly b ...

                                               

The Easy Way

The Easy Way is a 2008 French heist film directed by Jean-Paul Rouve, who also stars in the titular role as the real life thief Albert Spaggiari, who organized a break-in into a Societe Generale bank in Nice, France in 1976. The original French t ...

                                               

Flic Story

Flic Story French: Il etait une fois un flic is a French crime thriller released on October 1, 1975, based on the autobiography of the same name written by French police detective Roger Borniche. Both film and book portray Borniches nine-year pur ...

                                               

Mesrine (1984 film)

Mesrine is a 1984 French film written and directed by Andre Genoves. A biographical film based on the life of Jacques Mesrine, it focuses on the eighteen months following his escape from La Sante Prison in May 1978 until his death in November 197 ...

                                               

Badge 373

Badge 373 is a 1973 crime thriller film inspired, was The French Connection, by the life and career of Eddie Egan, here called "Eddie Ryan". The film, which has a screenplay by journalist Pete Hamill, was co-produced and directed by Howard Koch, ...

                                               

The Connection (2014 action film)

The Connection is a 2014 action crime thriller film directed by Cedric Jimenez and produced by Alain Goldman. The film was inspired by the events of the French Connection in the 1970s, starring Jean Dujardin as police magistrate Pierre Michel and ...

                                               

French Connection II

French Connection II is a 1975 American action thriller film starring Gene Hackman and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a fictional sequel to the initially true story of the 1971 Academy Award winning picture The French Connection. The film ...

                                               

Milieu (organized crime in France)

Primarily, organized crime in France is based in its urban, major cities such as Marseille, Grenoble, Paris, and Lyon. Organized criminals are collectively known as the French Mob and singularly known as les beaux voyous operating within Le Milie ...

                                               

Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation

The Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation is an independent French organization founded by Isaac Schneersohn in Grenoble, France in 1943 during the Second World War to preserve the evidence of Nazi war crimes for future generations. After ...

                                               

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France. Residents have been primarily Huguenot or Protestant since the 17th century. During World War II these Huguenot residents made the commune a haven for Jews ...

                                               

Commissariat-General for Jewish Affairs

The Commissariat-General for Jewish Affairs was a special administration established in March 1941 by the collaborationist Vichy government of France in order to introduce anti-Jewish legislation. While anti-Jewish legislation had already been in ...

                                               

Izieu

Izieu was the site of a Jewish orphanage during the Second World War. However, most of the children were only separated from their parents or sent purposely in the Savoy mountains which was then under Italian rule. Italy was less oppressive in th ...

                                               

Operation Loyton

Operation Loyton was the codename given to a Special Air Service mission in the Vosges department of France during the Second World War. The mission, between 12 August and 9 October 1944, had the misfortune to be parachuted into the Vosges Mounta ...

                                               

Sarahs Key

Sarahs Key is a 2010 French drama directed and co-written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. The film is an adaptation of the novel with the same title by Tatiana de Rosnay. The film alternates between Sarah Melusine Mayance in 1942 and Julia Kristin Scot ...

                                               

Sons and Daughters of Jewish Deportees from France

The Sons and Daughters of Jewish Deportees from France) is a French association of descendants of Jews deported from or displaced in France during the Nazi German occupation of France, during the Holocaust. Serge Klarsfeld - an academic historian ...

                                               

Vichy Holocaust collaboration timeline

Led first by Philippe Petain, the Vichy regime that replaced the French Third Republic in 1940 chose the path of collaboration with the Nazi occupiers. This policy included the Bousquet-Oberg accords of July 1942 that formalized the collaboration ...

                                               

Colbert de Torcy (secondary school)

On 9 March 2006 at 2:30 p.m. A 33-year-old former high school teacher in Sable-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe, France, took 23 people, most of them students aged 16–18, hostage with a handgun. He surrendered peacefully and no one was harmed. The teacher suff ...

                                               

Croquant rebellions

The croquant rebellions were several peasant revolts that erupted in Limousin, Quercy, and Perigord and that extended through the southeast of the country in the latter part of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries. They were caused by an ...

                                               

July Revolution

The French Revolution of 1830, also known as the July Revolution, Second French Revolution or Trois Glorieuses in French, led to the overthrow of King Charles X, the French Bourbon monarch, and the ascent of his cousin Louis Philippe, Duke of Orl ...

                                               

June Rebellion

The June 1832 Rebellion or the Paris Uprising of 1832, was an anti-monarchist insurrection of Parisian republicans on 5 and 6 June 1832. The rebellion originated in an attempt by the Republicans to reverse the establishment in 1830 of the July Mo ...

                                               

Pontcallec conspiracy

The Pontcallec conspiracy was a rebellion that arose from an anti-tax movement in Brittany between 1718 and 1720. This was at the beginning of the Regence, when France was controlled by Philippe II, Duke of Orleans during the childhood of Louis X ...

                                               

Revolt of the papier timbre

The Revolt of the papier timbre was an anti-fiscal revolt in the west of Ancien Regime France, during the reign of Louis XIV from April to September 1675. It was fiercest in Lower Brittany, where it took on an anti-lordly tone and became known as ...

                                               

Revolt of the va-nu-pieds

The Revolt of the va-nu-pieds was a popular uprising in Normandy in 1639 following Louis XIII of Frances decision to set up the gabelle in Cotentin in place of the privilege of the quart-bouillon.

                                               

War of the Maidens

The War of the Maidens was a rebellion that took place in the French department of Ariege from 1829 to 1832, and continued in a less intense fashion until 1872. It was the most well-known struggle among those that developed in the Pyrenees in the ...

                                               

1947 strikes in France

The strikes in France in 1947 were a series of insurrectionary labor actions against post-war wage stagnation as well as against Western capitalism. They first emerged as a spontaneous wave in late April at the nations largest Renault factory. Wh ...

                                               

2007 Villiers-le-Bel riots

Riots in the Val-dOise department in France began 26 November 2007, following the deaths of two teenagers, whose motorcycle collided with a police vehicle. The circumstances recalled those that precipitated the 2005 unrest, which began in Clichy- ...

                                               

2009 French riots

A series of riots took place in July 2009 in France. On Bastille Day in the commune of Montreuil, an eastern suburb area of Paris, French youths set fire to 317 cars. Thirteen police officers were injured. On July 9, many youths started a protest ...

                                               

Demonstration of 20 June 1792

The Demonstration of 20 June 1792 was the last peaceful attempt made by the people of Paris to persuade King Louis XVI of France to abandon his current policy and attempt to follow what they believed to be a more empathetic approach to governing. ...

                                               

Rodeo (riot)

The rodeo was a technique of rioting which became popular in France beginning in 1981, often associated with youth of North African descent, and the Lyon suburb of Minguettes. Over the summer of 1981, 250 cars were stolen and burned in government ...

                                               

Summary and map of the 2005 French riots

Doubs: Montbeliard Loiret: Montargis, Orleans Pas-de-Calais: Calais, Arras Haut-Rhin: Colmar, Illzach, Mulhouse Territoire de Belfort: Belfort Bas-Rhin: Strasbourg Aisne: Soissons Finistere: Brest, Quimper Seine Maritime: Le Havre, Rouen Tarn-et- ...

                                               

Bertrand Zadoc-Kahn

Bertrand Zadoc-Kahn, was a French cardiologist. He committed suicide when French forces were defeated by Nazi Germany in 1940.

                                               

Beurey-sur-Saulx

Beurey-sur-Saulx is a commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region in northeastern France. On 29 August 1944, the 3rd Panzergenadier Division of the German Wehrmacht massacred 86 inhabitants of this and the three neighboring villages o ...

                                               

Ansbach school attack

The Ansbach school attack occurred on 17 September 2009 at the Gymnasium Carolinum, a secondary school in Ansbach, a town of some 40.000 inhabitants in Bavaria, Germany. The attacker was armed with Molotov cocktails and an axe. Fifteen people wer ...

                                               

2018 Cologne attack

The 2018 Cologne attack was an attack and subsequent hostage-taking that occurred at the central railway station of Cologne, Germany, on 15 October 2018.

                                               

2007 bomb plot in Germany

The 2007 bomb plot in Germany, planned by the Islamic Jihad Union -affiliated Sauerland terror cell, was discovered following an extensive nine-month investigation that involved more than 600 agents. Three men were arrested on 4 September 2007 wh ...

                                               

Gladbeck hostage crisis

The Gladbeck hostage crisis was a hostage-taking crisis that happened in August 1988 after an armed bank raid in Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. Two men with prior criminal records, Dieter Degowski and Hans-Jurgen Rosner, went on ...

                                               

2016 Ludwigshafen attempted bombings

On 16 December 2016, a bombing plot was uncovered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy, who was reported to be the perpetrator, was directed by an ISIL supporter to build two nail bombs and plant them at the local Christmas ...

                                               

2019 Dresden heist

On 25 November 2019, royal jewellery was stolen from the Green Vault museum within Dresden Castle in Dresden, Germany. The stolen items include the 49-carat Dresden White Diamond, the diamond-laden breast star of the Polish Order of the White Eag ...

                                               

Murder of Khaled Idris Bahray

Khaled Idris Bahray was an Eritrean refugee and asylum seeker in Germany, who was stabbed to death on January 12, 2015, in Dresden. Although it was widely speculated and claimed in the media and on social media that the murder had racist motives, ...

                                               

German Autumn

The German Autumn was a series of events in Germany in late 1977 associated with the kidnapping and murder of industrialist and businessman Hanns Martin Schleyer, president of the Confederation of German Employers Associations and the Federation ...

                                               

2016 Chemnitz terrorism plot

The 2016 Chemnitz terrorism plot was a suspected terrorist bombing plot which became known to the public on 8 October 2016 in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany. It was reportedly planned by the 22-year-old Syrian man Jaber al-Bakr.

                                               

2016 Dusseldorf terrorism plot

The 2016 Dusseldorf terrorism plot was a reported plot by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to carry out a series of bombings and shootings in multiple sections of the German city of Dusseldorf similar to those carried out in Paris in Nove ...

                                               

2016 German terror plot

The 2016 German terror plot was a plot by ISIL to commit a large terror attack in Germany in 2016. Three teams of attackers should travel to Germany, to prepare and execute a large scale attack on a music festival, the name of which hasnt been pu ...

                                               

Murder of Yangjie Li

The murder of Yangjie Li, a Chinese architecture student, occurred sometime during 11–13 May 2016 in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The event generated substantial media attention in China. A German man, Sebastian F., was convicted of the murder in 2017 ...

                                               

East Pomeranian Offensive

The East Pomeranian Strategic Offensive operation was an offensive by the Soviet Red Army against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. It took place in Pomerania and West Prussia from 10 February – 4 April 1945. The operation happened in fo ...

                                               

East Prussian Offensive

The East Prussian Offensive was a strategic offensive by the Soviet Red Army against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. It lasted from 13 January to 25 April 1945, though some German units did not surrender until 9 May. The Battle of Koni ...

                                               

Russian invasion of East Prussia (1914)

The Russian invasion of East Prussia occurred during World War I, lasting from August to September 1914. As well as being the natural course for the Russian Empire to take upon the declaration of war on the German Empire, it was also an attempt t ...