The French Promise

The French Promise

From the south coast of England to the rugged farmland of northern Tasmania and the lively streets of post-war Paris, this is an extraordinary story of courage, determination and everlasting love.

Author: Fiona McIntosh

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749015701

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Luc and Lisette Ravens - a former French Resistance fighter and one-time British spy - have survived the crushing war in Europe, and casting their fate to the winds, they sail to Tasmania, hoping to rebuild their lives. In his darkest hour, law student Max Vogel learns a startling truth. A long-held family secret links him to the Ravens and he finds himself holding the key to his own future and to Luc's troubled past. From the south coast of England to the rugged farmland of northern Tasmania and the lively streets of post-war Paris, this is an extraordinary story of courage, determination and everlasting love.
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The French king s promise to the Prentender being a publick assurance solemnly given both to him and the late king James just before the death of that king With some reflection upon it

The French king s promise to the Prentender  being a publick assurance solemnly given both to him and the late king James  just before the death of that king  With some reflection upon it

In the next Place , to vindicate the Honour of Her Majesty's Crown , and attone for the great Affront and Indignity in acknowledging the Pretender , the French King promises to remove the Perfon out of France wbo pretends to difturb our ...

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Refugees and the Promise of Asylum in Postwar France 1945 1995

Refugees and the Promise of Asylum in Postwar France  1945   1995

These all show how ministers, state officials and their committees respected in practice the promise of asylum written into the 1946 Constitution. Due to legal restrictions on access to French government material, archival sources after ...

Author: Greg Burgess

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137440273

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book recounts France’s responses to refugees from the liberation of Paris in 1944 to the end of the civil wars in the former Yugoslavia in 1995. It questions whether France fulfilled the promise of asylum for those persecuted for the ‘cause of liberty’ made in its Constitution of 1946. Post-war development and the demand for immigrant workers were favourable to refugees from the Communist east, from Franco’s Spain, from Hungary after insurrection of 1956, and later from Latin America and Indochina. Asylum developed nationally in conjunction with international developments, the interventions of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the adoption of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Economic ruptures in the 1970s, however, and the appearance of refugees from Asia and Africa, led to the assertion of national priorities and brought about a sense of crisis, and questions about whether France could continue to fulfil its promise.
Categories: History

Calendar of State Papers

Calendar of State Papers

DEPREDATIONS on the FRENCH . Promise to Pierre L'Archeray that further justice shall be accorded him , if he proceed against certain thieves , although he has already given a discharge for all claims to Lord Clinton , Lord High Admiral ...

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When Britain Saved the West

When Britain Saved the West

The Prime Minister promised to make a further appeal to Roosevelt and he specifically requested from Reynaud a promise that 'if there was any change in the situation' (barely concealed code for the French leaving the war), ...

Author: Robin Prior

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300166620

Category: History

Page: 335

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How Britain, standing alone, persevered in the face of near-certain defeat at the hands of Nazi Germany From the comfortable distance of seven decades, it is quite easy to view the victory of the Allies over Hitler's Germany as inevitable. But in 1940 Great Britain's defeat loomed perilously close, and no other nation stepped up to confront the Nazi threat. In this cogently argued book, Robin Prior delves into the documents of the time--war diaries, combat reports, Home Security's daily files, and much more--to uncover how Britain endured a year of menacing crises. The book reassesses key events of 1940--crises that were recognized as such at the time and others not fully appreciated. Prior examines Neville Chamberlain's government, Churchill's opponents, the collapse of France, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz. He looks critically at the position of the United States before Pearl Harbor, and at Roosevelt's response to the crisis. Prior concludes that the nation was saved through a combination of political leadership, British Expeditionary Force determination and skill, Royal Air Force and Navy efforts to return soldiers to the homeland, and the determination of the people to fight on "in spite of all terror." As eloquent as it is controversial, this book exposes the full import of events in 1940, when Britain fought alone and Western civilization hung in the balance.
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The Naval War in the Mediterranean

The Naval War in the Mediterranean

The Italians finally agreed to the withdrawal on the French promise that a squadron of battleships 'would be constantly available at Corfu'. The Italians also agreed to the French C.-in-C. taking command if the 'greater part' of French ...

Author: Paul G. Halpern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317391869

Category: History

Page: 632

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This volume, originally published in 1987, fills a gap in a neglected area. Looking at the entire war in the Mediterrean, the volume examines the war from the viewpoint of all the important participants, making full use of archives and manuscript collections in Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and the United States. A fascinating mosaic of campaigns emerges in the Adriatic, Straits of Otranto and the Eastern Aegean. The German assistance to the tribes of Libya, the threat that Germany would get her hands on the Russian Black Sea Fleet and use it in the Mediterreanean, and the appearance and influence of the Americans in 1918 all took place against a background of rivalry between the Allies which frustrated the appointment of Jellicoe in 1918 as supreme command at sea in a role similar to that of Foch on land.
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The French Wolf and the Siamese Lamb

The French Wolf and the Siamese Lamb

The French Threat to Siamese Independence, 1858-1907 Patrick J. N. Tuck ... The Burmese wanted a defensive alliance and had asked for a promise of military assistance as the price for activating the treaty .

Author: Patrick J. N. Tuck

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ISBN: UOM:39015032071675

Category: France

Page: 434

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An attempt at describing the French colonization policies in Southeast Asia.
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Promise at Dawn

Promise at Dawn

Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riviera and recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his ...

Author: Romain Gary

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811222235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son I grew up longing for the day when I could tear down the veil of darkness and absurdity concealing the true face of the universe and discover at last a smile of kindness and wisdom; I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help my fellow men to wrest the world from our enemies and give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love. Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fights fiercely to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riveria; he recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his very life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”
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The London Quarterly Review

The London Quarterly Review

It might be expedient to instruct me not unnaturally speculated on the possibility how far to offer pecuniary aid , in case I found of France making an offer as favourable as , it necessary to counteract French promises , if not more so ...

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From Confederation to Nation

From Confederation to Nation

Well aware that their popular support depended on continued hostility with France, he became the object of their hatred. ... The agreement ended the Quasi War with a French promise to respect American neutral rights and to pay for any ...

Author: Jonathan Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317425175

Category: History

Page: 276

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In the era of the Early Republic, Americans determined the meaning of their Revolution and laid the foundation for the United States’ later emergence as a world power. This book provides students with an explanation of the major events and developments of one of the most important periods in American History. Focusing on the years between the Revolution and the Civil War, From Confederation to Nation presents a narrative of the era’s political history along with discussions of the significant social and cultural changes that occurred across the Union’s first six decades. Taking a broad approach which examines economic changes, religious influences, political reform, cultural challenges, and racial and gender inequalities in the Early Republic, Atkins’ text is useful for a vast array of critical perspectives. From Confederation to Nation presents an accessible introduction to the Early American Republic that offers readers a solid foundation for more advanced study.
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