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The loss of the Italian colonies in the Horn of Africa, 1941:

One the eve of the Second World War, Africa was colonised by the powers of Europe, of which some, like Italy, had been present there for some decades. In 1936, with the conquest of Ethiopia, the Italian colonial adventure took a new turn, which came to end in 1941 with the Allied invasion of the Italian colonies.

Zoom: Valérie Sargeson

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has taken it upon itself to maintain the graves of the soldiers of the Commonwealth forces killed during the two World Wars. Mrs Valérie Sargeson, in charge of the CGWC in France, presents the role of this body, which has in its charge the graves of nearly 600,000 soldiers.

The ALAT and Helicopter Museum in Dax

The French Army Light Aviation Museum (ALAT) is based in Dax, in the French 'département' Landes, near the helicopter pilot training centre for 'la Défense' (the Department of Defence). Run by volunteers from the friends’ association of the ALAT Museum, it presents its history and gives a technical approach to the numerous machines on display.

Dossier: Strategic Surprise

The surprise effect has long been an integral part of military strategies. Modern conflicts have developed a new approach: strategic surprise.

‘Se souvenir’: Lighting the flame on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. May 2011.

‘Relais’: ECPAD (Communication and Audiovisual Production Company for the Department of Defence) and the musée de la Grande Guerre de Meaux (The Meaux Great War Museum) make an exhibition in Russia.
An exposition retracing the route of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France during the Second World War was inaugurated on the 4th March, at the State Historical Museum in Red Square, Moscow.

‘Regarde sur’ : the Frankfurt Treaty, 140 years ago

‘Note’: The ceremony of the 8th May at Port-Louis.

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