Far from the East Coast and what was then the heart of the country, bordering the Wild West, Missouri was no less affected primarily by the emerging civil war. In fact, it found itself in a situation very similar to that of Kentucky: that of a state of just under 1.2 million people, including a relatively small proportion of slaves, both attached to the southern culture and its presence within the Union.
The centenary of the First World War has given rise to numerous publications on this conflict. This editorial abundance contrasts sharply with the scarcity of publications on what can be considered the real first war on a world scale: the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
In the spring of 1861, as the armies of both camps were organizing, the secession of four new states, and the uncertainty surrounding the attitude of three others, posed a new strategic problem for the leaders of the two belligerents. For the South, the first urgency is to integrate the new states into the Confederation, and to ensure the defense of a territory which has become excessively large in relation to its military means.
July 11 is Sea Day in China, commemorating the departure of Grand Admiral Zheng He's first expedition in 1405 to the Indian Ocean. On April 26, 2017, China launched its second Chinese aircraft carrier. On May 14, 2017, President Xi Jinping invoked Zheng's peaceful expeditions to promote the harmonious model of co-development of the New Silk Roads to world leaders.
In their book, Philippe Valode and Robert Arnaut analyze forgotten or unrecognized events that took place during the Second World War. The Secret Files of the Second World War presents fourteen well-documented stories featuring several protagonists who held unique and opposing roles: heroes, traitors, victims or even warlords.
After Antonin’s misadventures during the Spanish Civil War, this new opus immerses us in post-war Brest alongside his son Marius. A priest in a town ravaged by war and in the midst of reconstruction, Marius discovers a town of barracks, a working-class town where demands growl and come up against uncompromising employers who do not hesitate to rely on intimidation and murder when the law no longer serves his interests.