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"french army" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Lafayette was a decorated war hero when he came to help fight in the american revolution. That's the lie. Mike told us that's lafayette had been reformed out of the french army so he came to america mostly in an attempt to win enough acclaim for him to go back and joined the french army but he quickly realized the position that he was in to help. The colonies many becomes this sort of liaison between the french and americans. That means number three is also true. Lafayette was the first person to propose. The declaration of rights in france might explain that lafayette was the first to propose the declaration of rights. It was just on july eleventh seventeen thousand nine three days later. The bastille fell so by the time. August twenty sixth rolled around which is when the movie shows lafayette proposing the declaration of rights. The truth is lafayette was immersed in his role in the national guard in paris and not in the national assembly movie suggests so just another example of the filmmakers shifting. The time line a bit there that just about wraps up our time together today before we go. The last thing i'd like to each episode is to share how much time and effort went into creating this episode. My hope and sharing information is to go beyond just my podcast. But hopefully you'll start to appreciate all the podcasts. You listen to for free just a little bit more. of course i only have these stats for my own show. So with that said today's episode took a total of twenty nine hours to create. As i always want to make it clear. That's only my time for this one episode in other words twenty nine hours does not include my guest time researching the subject matter that we talked about. It also doesn't include the time that it takes for me to podcasts related things that are not part of creating this one episode for example the time it takes to maintain the based on a true story website social media and all those other little things outside creating a podcast episode that are still required to make an overall show all those things take time to set up and maintain and it costs money. That goes beyond things that are associated with this one episode. But they're all things that are required. Because if i didn't do them they would be. There wouldn't be any episodes of based on a true story at all in a nutshell..
"french army" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"Have you heard of the token. Yeah this is. This is on steroids. All on schedule thought is collapsing. Unfortunately i'm running out of time to cover the other fantastic tiles and the body fantastic. I really wanna get to this story of a french guy. It's always if you're answering the time of the revolution who had an insatiable appetite. He had something wrong with his stomach where he could never be satiated so once he had eight. He's fill of food. He would start eating the cutlery. Oh pika yeah. He had some form of paker. Yeah where there was. Some the signal is sent to everything just went working and you'd never knew he was full and yet he'd started to eight the cutlery and the napkins and the table and he just became this kind of sochaux freak who just ate anything people threw at him. That's how he made his Obviously he's in the book and eventually he was recruited to be a spy for the french army to eighth thinks well he was able to eat anything like even weapons of war and certain things that needed to be smuggled past enemy lines that if they were captured by a normal person like he couldn't let the enemy have them he had a certain way of on earth. Possibly be some arguing a canon. Well that i'm gonna talk about that when we come up after the break also y The whole craze of europeans eighteen mummies Which i. I didn't realize this went back as elliot's the fifteen th century of this huge export trade from egypt of mummified corpses to the aristocracy in europe of how this alternately stemmed from a translation error. Wow i've always had a fascination with a morbid fascination of trying to understand. Why would they and this happened up until i believe the early nineteen hundreds people would halt potties mummy unwrapping potties and eight. Mummy yeah i mean the stories of the french the french king having a little satchel of ground up mummy and before he went on a hunt he would have like a little snuff box of corpse. Go and it would give him virility and help on the hunt it clearly. It's a placebo all of it from a clerical error a translation era that i it. It's just absolute madness. That's coming up on our plus extension and remind us of the awesomeness coming while we have to stay out of space the creatures that the cosmonauts and the astronauts have interacted with and also the warnings coming from our space brothers an inverted commas as to why humanity should have never left the surface of our planet. Why would been crawling around. And what is too soon for us to be blasting out of our atmosphere into the solar space. Will you had cosmonaut rainbow syndrome. Is that with the russian astronauts comeback. The on that's that's not what happened. Welcome back zero cheap enough. We is cheap but he's still opposite. That's all coming up on that plus extension head to mysterious universal old forward slash. Plus all the details. It's non bucks a month helps support your favorite shirt. If you sign up you get access to the extensions. We do only shows every single friday. And if you're a member you get an exclusive show. That comes out on tuesdays getting more than double the content. If you sign off the plus you also get a higher quality audio version of the show. We put out the highest quality. We put out exclusive diplomas. You'll also get discounts off digital products in our store anatoly ad free version of the show as well again. Hit a mysterious universal org forward slash.
"french army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Blow. Offensive by Molly in and French troops has reportedly killed 100 jihadists. Fighting is part of a longstanding conflict in the northern half of the country, which has spilled over into neighboring states. We can speak now to Mohammed Saleh, journalist In the capital, Bamako. Hi, Mohammed. What do we know about this? It seemed to come from a press release from the Malian army. What you know is that million army working with French Army had killed hundreds behind this and capture 20 and destroy motto bikes, according to Million Army statement. So this operation, uh, toe one month's toe to partner toe Keep those stories in Mayan Center area, which Is closed toe Burkina Faso in that area on group and child. These are very active. So the million Army and friends collaborate closely, toe try toe under the covering off a group of terrorists. And is there any independent confirmation of this Because it's a pretty difficult area for journalist, for example, to get access to, isn't it? Hmm. You know, easy to get access to those aria, But the only ways to get information is from Molly, A army and frank. So from now, the memory information.
The Hippie Trail Killer Charles Sobhraj
"We're all born with the need to be nurtured and loved we cry out for our parents when we're hurt or when we're scared for those whose please go unheard however, the desire for affection is sometimes unbearable and can lead down a dark road. Charles Sobhraj. Never felt the love and support of a stable family. He was born in the spring of nineteen forty four in Saigon French Indochina better known today as Vietnam. His mother was a shop girl named Chen Lang Fun who went by Noy and his father Hotan Chun Sobhraj was a wealthy Indian textile merchants but the union wasn't to last when Charles was only. Two years old noise took her son away from Hotan after learning he had another wife back in India. Fortunately, for Noye, she found a new start with French army Lieutenant Alfons Doro they fell in love and married in nineteen forty eight when Charles was four but Charles wanted nothing to do with his new stepfather and long to be reunited with coach and his real family. He got his wish in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, nine when they moved to France with Alphonse and sent five year old Charles to live with his father. But the reunion didn't go as Charles expected just like his mother Ho Chun had remarried and started a new family amidst the growing number of half siblings. Charles struggled to compete for hotel son's attention and felt unbearably neglected. Vanessa's going to take over and the psychology here, and throughout the episode please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for this show thanks Greg unlike some of the serial killers we've discussed in the past Charles never faced physical or sexual abuse. Instead, he endured a different kind of childhood trauma. He was ignored in favor of his half brothers and sisters according to psychiatrist Bruce, Perry, feelings of parental neglect can lead to increased aggression and cruelty. He adds that one of the most disturbing elements of this aggression is that it is often accompanied by a detached cold lack of empathy. Charles started showing signs of this developing aggression over the next three years. He joined a gang of street thugs who attacked and robbed on spending tourists. Unsurprisingly, his criminal activity didn't win his father's affection. In fact, when Noyon Alfons returned to Saigon in nineteen fifty to poach on sent eight-year-old Charles. His mother it's likely that the feeling of being unwanted by both parents haunted Charles for the rest of his life. In Saigon, Charles was still a handful. So in an attempt to curtail the unruly behaviour, Stepfather Alfonse formally adopted Charles, but it made no difference. The young boy was beyond caring about the acceptance of his family worse as he got older Charles started showing signs of Machiavelli Anisim the psychological trait based around manipulation and his favourite victim was his half brother. Andre. Andre, idolized his older brother which made him. The perfect target for Charles's machinations when Charles was ten years old, he convinced two year old Andre to steal from a shopkeeper when the toddler was caught under a confessed to their mother that Charles put him up to it to which Charles proudly scoffed I can always find an idiot to do what I want. It was clear to know that something had to be done before things got out of hand. So in. Fifty Nine Nov moved the family from Saigon to Marseille hoping the change would help to manage Charles's behaviour and further his education she enrolled the fifteen year old and an agricultural school, but it didn't help though he did display an industrious nature that December Charles tried to make some pocket money by selling Christmas cards on the street but his sales tactics were aggressive. The troubled teen was arrested for threatening people with a knife when they refuse to buy his cards in another bid to reform her son noise secured Charles a job at a cafe in Paris perhaps, some menial Labor would straighten him out that year. Charles Bounce from one Parisian restaurant to. Another either working as a busboy or kitchen hand peeling vegetables and washing dishes Charles, hated the work. But no, he refused to let her son slide. He needed structure Charles moved up in the ranks of fine dining and near the end of nineteen sixty became a busboy at la, Cupola of favorite eatery for the Parisian elite according to journalist Thomas Thomson at La cooply. Charles caught glimpses of high society from his place in the back. Those few seconds is the kitchen door flapped open were enough to inspire Charles to strive for more to be rich like them,
"french army" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The job on the 10th. May And that is the day that Hitler begins his attack to the West. And that was so May the tents and France fell on June the 25th Right. So, uh, may June. It's about five weeks. And here's what Churchill says. Uh, he says. This is on a date is May 9th think his first public broadcast his prime minister We must not allow ourselves to be intimidated by the presence of these armored vehicles in unexpected places behind our lines. If they're behind us. Is there behind our front. The French are also at many points, fighting actively behind theirs. Both sides are therefore in an extremely dangerous position. And if the French army in our own army are well handled, I believe they will be The French retain that that genius for recovery and counter attack and the British, the dog had endurance and fighting power, of which they have been so famous. In a sudden transformation of the scene might spring. Right, So that's a hopeful paragraph. Now this is on on May 19th. And France has gone in five weeks from this day. And he says, he says That can't really happen. And you know he's been criticized for that right now. The speeches full of grave warnings. On so but you know he's got it. He's got to get him to fight. He's gotta mix. And when we come back from break, this is the theme of the day. What do you the fog of war and the fog of virus. Are very, very different, but they have some similarities. And those similarities are the same. Whether you're the president states where the President Hillsdale College, they're the same for every American and we're going to talk about him with. I saw coming online started comment.
"french army" Discussed on Celluloid Junkies Film Podcast
"Was going to ask you because I. Think your answer is the same as mine. What is your favorite moment or scene or sequence in the film? I don't know if mine is the same as yours, my favorite. In the movie I have two of them. The first one is when Harold also what she was forty four when she was politically active and she says Oh. Thank Issue Liberty Rights Justice. Kings died kingdoms fall. I don't regret the kingdom. Sense Borders and nations patriotism. But I miss the king. And, my other favorite quote at it's much deeper than just the quote is when a herald watching the sunset over the ocean, and seagull flies across, and she says. Approaching Devil's island that he could see the most glorious birds many years later in Britain. He realized they had only been born. Neither of those are what I would've guessed just quickly on that last one. How do you read the scene at that quote that comes off? The Herald has just seen the imprint on the inside of her wrist. She says he's seen her tattooed from the Nazi concentration camps. That's right and I think dreyfus was persecuted. Yeah, he was a Jewish French military officer who was falsely convicted of treason in eighteen, ninety four so well before the wall, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island, which at its worst, a death rate of seventy five percent June to the notoriously harsh treatment of detainees. But in nineteen seats he was exonerated, and he was reinstated to the French army so obviously just prior to relate in that story, and saying that I will always be glorious Birds Herald seen that Tattoo and see goes. Actually universal symbol of freedom. So. More tells. This story is a way to kind of Harold minded as about what he has. You're saying the though in the movie. You don't see more of. that. Harold has seen her tattoo, but she she says this story is a way to kind of his monitors. Ease and say that she is essentially free from that pain of the past that she remained free throughout you watch the film and you don't know who Dreyfuss is, and you know he's history and you don't know that. Her referencing him is a way of highlighting the perennial nature of discrimination, and whether or not it happened in the forties in a concentration camp, or you know a hundred or a thousand years before that in some other place against some other race or ethnicity. That it's just something that perennially exists in the world. The same to me I. Think is beautiful because we don't know him more history. Really we only get kind of snatches of a, but obviously once we see that Tattoo. We know that she has seen and experienced horace. And the way that it, Shaw and you see the birds and hear them you hear that story and you think they really are beautiful. And of course we all see seagulls. Every day we will pass them. We don't notice them. We don't think of them especially when they are a symbol of freedom, especially when they're flying across the sunset like that so free and so. I guess is carefree when the person viewing that is in a situation in which the locked up oppressed, and we often use our baggage to excuse the fact that we miss simple beautiful things in the world. So I guess for a woman of her age, and with her experienced to sit there and just recognize them, and then we get a moment with them in the film is just incredibly touching that there's this person that. That doesn't miss any of these little tiny miracles happen every day in nature I think that's one example of what you're going to probably say. Is your favorite scene? Yeah, so my favorite scene is when they're discussing what they would like to change into once they die, and she says she like to change into a sunflower because they're tolan simple like you Damian very, Tolan simple Who did you marry keys obsessed with some? Is is very simple. But powerful says that he'd like to come back as daisy, and we get this shot of hundreds of days, and she asks why he wants to come back as a daisy, and he says because there are all alike, and she points out that often not. Look Shame Some small some of Fateh. Some grow to the left some to the right. Even lost some. Kinds of observable differences. You see Harold. I feel much of the wool. Sorrow comes from people who this. and. Allow themselves to be traded as.
Leaders: Gisle Rabesahala
"Today's leader was a celebrated politician and was devoted to fighting for freedom and her country. She lived through era's colonialism and independence. Let's talk about Giselle Raba. Saha Jeff just sell Roberts Hollow was born on May Seventh Nineteen Twenty Nine Antananarivo Madagascar at that point Madagascar was a French colony. Gazelles family was very politically involved. Her father was an officer in the French army so she spent most of her childhood moving between his different postings and France Tunisia and molly when he died in nineteen forty to Giselle and her family return to Madagascar ask are those. Zell initially dreamed of becoming a nun. She decided against it by the age of seventeen. She was deeply involved in politics herself in the mid nineteen forties. Some political leaders about a gas car led efforts to become independent failed to do so through legal channels some some became radicalized and decided to take more violent measures in nineteen forty seven. Malagasy nationalists armed mostly with spears attacked attack. French military bases across the island. It became known as the nineteen forty seven. Malagasy uprising in response the French French killed many of the nationals estimates from the French said be killed around eleven hundred Malagasy nationals while Malagasy estimates were way higher around one hundred thousand casualties. Giselle was actively involved in a campaign for the rights of political prisoners from the uprising. She fought to free thousands of prisoners. She gathered a committee to support. Prisoners families wrote news articles to attract international attention and worked with members of parliament. Element petitioned the French president. In nineteen fifty six Giselle became the first woman elected as a municipal councillor. She was also the the first woman to lead a Malagasy political party having founded a party called the Union of the Malagasy. People in Nineteen fifty-eight Giselle United. Five nationalist nationalist organizations to help the Congress party for the independence of Madagascar. After a series of revolts Madagascar gained full independence in nineteen sixty when France agreed to let it become autonomous. Giselle then shifted roles from General Secretary of the Congress Party three to Minister of Culture and revolutionary art in that role. She committed herself to protecting people's heritage. She founded a national library. Prairie in nineteen seventy nine oversaw. The publication fifty works in the Malagasy language restored more than twenty five national monuments organized artistic mystic competitions and create the Mala gase copyright office in one thousand nine hundred five. Her policies helped promote national creativity. Giselle served as minister stir of culture until Nineteen ninety-one ten years later. She was also appointed Deputy Speaker of the Senate in addition to her roles in government. Giselle Zell was also on the editorial board of Nationalist newspaper. That opposed French. Colonial rule for much of her life. Giselle never got married or had any children when she was asked about her decision not to do so. She said that she preferred to serve her country instead to Zell wraps a Halla passed away on June twenty-seventh seventh two thousand eleven one day after the fiftieth anniversary of Madagascar's independence. After her death local reporters described her as as mother courage. Mother of the nation.
"french army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And worked his way from his uncle's restaurant in east and southern fronts to Paris and then from the age of nineteen spent seven years as a cook in the French army you talked about the way he modernized the kitchen on the division of labor and this time in the French army seems to have been crucial in his approach to managing restaurant kitchens can you explain why well you know as I just said about the division of labor at the imposition of a hierarchy and a and an order of operations was key and I suppose one could argue that he learned that in the military he wrote very vividly about his childhood you know he's fourteen years old working in in his uncle's restaurant Denise everyone is yelling in the kitchen everyone is smoking and drinking and it's just sort of chaotic and he hated it he wanted to bring a kind of coldness to the kitchen and in order to the kitchen and that meant hierarchy that meant following orders and it was only if you impose that kind of order and that kind of quiet and communication among the different parts of the kitchen but you can have an effective division of labor and it's only if you have an effective division of labor the you can actually turn out hundreds of dishes and that they reach their customers you know and they're still hot he was cool the brigade system was in this yes where you have the grill man and the sauce man and the vegetable and cold entree man this is one of those things where I would be curious to hear Rebekah's thought I think that this coffee a was key in terms of refining and I guess advancing this brigade system but I've never been quite sure and I never say this that he invented it or that he somehow was the sole inventor of that back in your thoughts on this well I think most things in history are not actually invented by a single individual rights but an individual takes what they have in front of them make some tweaks to it and then when other people say oh where did you get that idea other people say oh as coffee and made it up so if other people think you invented it then you quote unquote invented it even if all you really did is just sort of refine something that had already been happening I think that division the brigade system the idea of stations obviously still true in restaurant kitchens today but of course anybody who's read Anthony Bourdain kitchen confidential knows that kitchens could still be sort of chaotic sort of smoky kinda drunken yeah I agree says liquid feeling having merchants from Rebecca the key to its coffee is success was big hotels wasn't her first in Monte Carlo and the sun in Switzerland and then from eighteen ninety the new Savoy hotel in London is coffee and rates were invited to work at the Savoy by the air in a rigid Dorothy caught so what was it that made this call fear in his kitchen teams are hardy souls often well I think one of the key things and we've alluded to this already is the sense of spectacle and of course these are going to be kitchen hotel management systems that make it very clear break between the people putting on the show who in fact are not seen by the customers because they're hidden away in the kitchen and then the people who enjoy the spectacle on the key intermediaries are going to be the really quite downtrodden and sneered upon waiters and waitresses if I could just jump in I think we should give a little bit of credit also to Caesar Ritz and that story Ritz was the one that d'oyly carte actually came after and said I need this guy because rich had established himself as the premier young hotel the a in continental Europe and he knew all of these European aristocrats who traveled around and came to his hotels in Switzerland and in France and in Germany a little bit and d'oyly carte knew he needed that clientele he had built this magnificent hotel in London the first hotel in London with elevators and electricity and it was a technological Marvel but he needed that sense of European style the clientele that he thought Ritz could bring Ritz meanwhile had created his career in partnership with a scarf yeah he had had the realization that he needed to have food at the center of this sort of new luxury experience that he had helped to invent and so eventually he agreed to come to the Savoy but only if you could bring his team with them including a scuff year Rebekah's what is classic dishes as coffee also created some recipes named often famous personalities to and he what did you do this and and which would you say the Windsors stood the test of time well I think this was actually very canny bit of mutual advertising so as coffee a became famous for having invented dishes for particular all per stars your theater stars and they became famous because their names were attached to the dish soap earlier dishes with proper names think about chicken Marengo it's named after a battle one of Napoleon's battles but with this coffee a things are made more domestic and in keeping with the urban setting so one of the famous dishes that still known I think today pash Melba peaches for Melba inspired by an armed person are Nellie Melba or foot as Sarah Sara's strawberries named for Sarah Bernhardt the very very famous French actress who many people would say is actually the first modern celebrity so it's gonna be a kind of piggy backs on Sarah Bernhardt's fame and she grows up from his fame as well can you just explain what was in Peche Melba and what was in fries center part of the thing is that they're very simple dessert so it seems like why do they have names so a past Melba is basically just peaches and cream and flows Sarah it's just you know strawberry's a bit of Pauline pull some liquor it's not a complicated desert but that it's named after somebody makes it extra special this restaurant under his coffee became the leading dining venue in London and yet after just eight years that is coffee riffs and rich deputy Nouri assinar will fall at what was not great basically they started acting like they own the place they started to offer lines of credit to their friends you can sign for the check and don't pay the bill until later here please have another a bottle of wine on the house and then further more Ritz was starting to talk to investors about well we should open another hotel and restaurant in Cairo or Rome or wherever else so they behave like owners even though they were employees and that led to their scandalous departure despite the rather inglorious fate being fired from the Savoy rips invesco fear remained restaurants stores this call his most famous book begins curly met the culinary guide reaching almost mythical status but there's a lot more to a successful restaurant in the celebrity chef and so from this overlooks but crucial front of house stuff the waiters and waitresses and someone who make all the difference how did this distinctive group of employees if bowls during the nineteenth century yes you had the distinctive group of front of house staff but it took them a long time to be a good knowledge as such a serving was long in instead of runs and so long a by waiters and waitresses who were considered to be domestic servants and one of the problems of the early workers in hospitality is that until the end of the nineteenth century most European countries there were considered as domestic servants now what is the different a domestic servant works in the private sphere of the home but that's not the case for the restaurant or hotel now was it is bad well the the mystic servants and of a bad reputation and very low status this was the case before the French Revolution and perhaps it was even worse off towards because you were looked at this people who are from their own free will shows of survival states now in the last quarter of the nineteenth century you have an exponential growth of hotels restaurants and cafes and these hospitality workers became more visible no what we see is a when the first union's offer hospitality workers are created is that one of their the malls is to be acknowledged as a separate category of workers so not domestic workers and why did the all step well in the emerging social and labor legislation this legislation was a dress and applicable to industrial workers but it was not applicable to domestic servants and neither was it applicable to hospitality workers so the whole embryonic labor and social legislation was not for them now I think that the waiters and waitresses there were the worst off because the groups at least had the fixed wage but the waiters and waitresses were more and more dependent not on the fixed wage but customers tapes and this means that most of their entire income was produced by customers the so these eccentric waited there servile state because the customer did not only decide on their income but also on how they looked because until the first World War wait just were not allowed to have a mustache why was that well that should be no confusion between the monster and those who surf them so it was only when the moustache became all the fashion after the first World War that way if this were a lot though have a moustache who knew how interesting in quite a few today's restaurants the kitchen stuff under longer hidden out of sight for a working full view of the customers so is this giving kitchen stove the credit they deserve your question a fashionable your restroom was the view from the kitchen a long time since I was little New York City restaurant never mind you with that you know what I think the kitchen stove feel about having to work where everyone can see them I think it's gonna be really hard I mean I just can't imagine as you alluded to earlier I mean Escoffier did indeed symbolize the kitchen and a lot of ways but I have some vivid memories of going down with just sort of terror down into the kitchen as a waiter looking for a dish that haven't come out yet and knowing that you know all hell was breaking loose in that kitchen that's a very stressful environment if you have to do is in full view than the current even knowing where and when things get every all I think that would be really hard another recent trend is street food but in fact it's not new a tool and can be traced back at least two thousand years to ancient Rome and found one of its greatest expressions in the ocean in capital is stanbul where hundreds of years ago chefs student marble topped counters facing the street I'm producing a wide variety of dishes he is no one knows Rana an expert on the history of middle eastern food shop in Istanbul they with specialized we have a special ones for like about a grilled meats and a special one for the fishes sausages scored Mumba soups the rice dishes footage is it says a the accounts we have will mostly from the accounts of travelers visitors to the region or from there auto miner documents or from that installations and the books on the processions and festival so this is the information we have people think when did those places they were popular for the convenience and the quality of foods must have been delicious for example that is this dish doughnut kebab that so famous now in the eighteenth century it was described by the foreign of this is a test as the most delicious foods they had they also caters not only to Muslims because they were Jews there was Christian so for example for the Jews the the place of the bottles with sesame oil for the Christians for the for the Christians for example there was a Greek Fisher restaurants a lot of them all kinds of fish and the during times of lent to they made the four of them and they just said in dishes soup it sets it up what I find most intriguing is the large number of the students Toronto's that site and structures in this town board I read that they had around to see hundreds restaurants just selling heads to autos it's right they will only run by to mine the Greeks and many of the of their customers they wed at tavern goers you know they were Christians and they were allowed to drink and this dish with a truck and tried it's believed to be a good cure for hangovers this time until it was technology rows of management's that began to change what happened in the kitchen on what was on the menu gas stoves improvements in counting technology refrigeration the made life easier in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for the chefs and attention from the developing.
J.F.C. Fuller: Military Thinker
"August Grist nineteen sixteen the Western Front. In the first World War the opposing armies had dug into entrenched positions stretching five five hundred miles across France and Belgium from the mountains to the sea barbed wire and machine. Guns meant that it was all but impossible for either side side to advance the Noble Cavalry long the most celebrated force in the army utterly useless. It was a murderous stalemate stalemate but a few miles behind the allied lines. Hundreds of people both civilians and British and French army officers. That brought picnics. Emma waiting patiently for a demonstration of Agra marketable invention it was pleasantly warm day and a quiet quiet spot if you tuned out the artillery of the Psalm battlefield thundering away beyond the horizon then. Another noise began to cut across that distant rumbling the Chug of a powerful engine the relentless metallic clattering of Caterpillar tracks carrying twenty eight tons of cannon armour-plating to walking pace. Everyone was talking and chatting when slowly came into sight. The first I tank I ever saw not a monster but very graceful machine with beautiful lines lozenge shaped but with too clumsy looking wheels behind it. That's major J F C fuller. He's the central figure in our story. He's thirty seven a small roll man with a neatly trimmed moustache. His hairline is retreating over his crown and beginning to March down the back of his hand. He could pass for a Buckler in a costume. Assume drama but beneath the surface of J F C fuller is an inner radicalism. Not long ago he'd been friends with the notorious. Torius occultist Alister Crowley Crowley called himself. A wizard one newspaper called him. The wickedest man in the world cavorting with self proclaimed walks is not the typical social pastime of a British army officer. But as we'll see that isn't even the strangest first thing about the life and the fate of J F C Fuller Fuller sees instantly this new machine. The tank is the solution to the basic tactical problem of the war of how to cross MoD and trenches and barbed wire against Storm of bullets. Nothing else has worked not even the novel atrocity of poison gas. But the tank will do the job. Bob And J. F C fuller concede that with absolute clarity. The tank is the unknown x in the equation of victory. All that is necessary is to get the people to see the problem but getting other people to see the problem was well. Perhaps that was the problem problem.
"french army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The head of the French army is dismissing a claim by militants linked to isis that they're responsible for this week's deadly midair collision between two French military helicopters in Mali the collision left thirteen French soldiers dead the French army chief tells a radio interview in Paris no shots were fired at the helicopters it was the highest loss of life for the French military since in nineteen eighty three truck bombing in Beirut it killed fifty eight French paratroopers along with two hundred forty one members of the US military in the Philippines organizers of an athletic competition in Southeast Asia known as the sea games are facing criticism NPR's Julie McCarthy says venues around finished there's not enough food and accommodations around certain as the athletes begin arriving soccer player sleeping on floors other athletes left to the wrong hotel still others stranded at the airport raising eyebrows to is the one million dollar price tag for the cauldron holding the flame to be late Saturday netizens took to social media under hash tag such as C. games twenty nineteen fail president Rodrigo do territory is fuming over the logistical lapses concerned for the country's image as host of the biggest regional sporting event in Southeast Asia the president's office called for an investigation into the aberrations and irregularities and a blame game has erupted over who was responsible for the poor preparation of the event to that has cost a half a billion dollars in public money Julie McCarthy NPR news Manila Wall Street futures are on the.
Food Neighbourhoods: Beirut, Gemmayze
"Hello and welcome to Food Neighborhoods Monaco twenty four lawyer Marco's Hippie all these various the locals love for their food and drink think offering spanned in this series. We get to know these places this week. We are in gym as a popular delays back. Beirut district where boss with vaulted detailing sent cafes with French windows spill onto the pavement between Autumn Air Mentions and twentieth century apartment blocks our guys. It's morning Lisa. If you look to mcvay route you'll see Google street stretching east to west through the city but if he wants to obey Roussy where to find the thoroughfare gets a funny look the street is named after the French Army General Already Guru in early twentieth century colonial leader in Syria and Lebanon but no one cool said that instead it's referred to as Damazin also the name of the White House district. It's in Waco in for food filled stroll here today in the past fifteen years drinking and dining options as long as you have multiplied multi in the layers of millfield pastry. Stop the day just to the north in cafe and Mazzy down a set of stone insteps. This joint is popular with young students from the neighboring Arabic language school but its tracks people of all ages for me amnesty best in the morning winning customers can sit down quietly with free copies of the New York Times is what is the local English French and Arabic newspapers ultra wreck especial parties for Turkish coffee. The Lebanese slice at the Mediterranean is proudly caffeinated fill up on Lebanon. A fix is he yoga. Come Cheese Eastern. Brits and slices of Cucumber emerged from breakfast and head back to Jamaica Street at my the architecture detector look out for the Church of intensity striking modern facade soon. It's time for lunch the wait 'til suitably abrupt in the chef. Jamaica's name might shun historical ties with France but the services this restaurant plus the chink of a red wine glass on wooden wooden tables reminders of them. The chef happened in nine hundred sixty seven and is still the best place in Beirut to get an idea of Lebanese home cooking go for the comforting aubergine stew or lentil soup served with a squeeze of lemon at wine as you see fit next stop is obvious a cafe bar and bookshop all in one you'll find a changing salad menu carefully selected. Lebanese wines and a smooth AC a strong aniseed flavored spirit a softening segues into evening freelance workers in Jamaica's cafes snap the laptops shot and Ted. It's low let low key balls. Among the best is dragonfly where owner Nino Armani can define array of drinks. The GIN selection is particularly particularly appealing Lebanese right a proud of their food but if you feel queasy at thought of yet another Tabuchi offering bring the changes at electric electric things this ball come restaurant plans Asian ingredients and techniques with Middle Eastern staples nicely. The Green Salad has ponto addressing. I think the fish is suitably steamed and tonight at dinner about the popular hangout with journalists and Beirut's design community the crowd out spills onto the pavement as the evening progresses drink his head back to the bar every now and then for top ups of Iraq and apples spritz. Jamaica has long been a food and drink think favourite thanks to its easy going attitude in central Beirut location. One word unites the Arabic French and English all spoken here chairs Monaco Barrett. I'm Lucy Porter. This has been episode number one hundred and fifty two or food neighborhoods. Thanks Lizzie for today's tour in Beirut Sommese for more food and drink stories students the menu every Friday as twenty hundred London time. I am Marcus Hippie. Thanks affects policemen yet by phone now.
Celebrate Mexico's True National Holiday with Mole
"Most of your listeners have never heard reference to September sixteenth because in the US at least at Cinco de Mayo the fifth of May made that Inspires Tequila fueld partying but and this is never normally the case. This is an example of where Americans are kind of getting it wrong about about another culture right. Cinco de Maya celebrates a military victory over Napoleon's French army in eighteen sixty two and it is yes celebrated in Mexico but it celebrated with a military parade. It's not a huge deal. September sixteenth on the other hand. That's the real national holiday Mexican Independence Day and with the National Holiday Holiday comes holiday food traditional dish to how during September sixteen is the Chilean because of the colors of the reds and the Greens and the whites and it's in that season is when you have the best Liz Jewison Nagata is a dish of chilies stuffed with meat dried fruits and nuts. It's topped with a creamy white walnut sauce and sprinkled with pomegranates grandma and herbs. It's very delicious and it's green red and white like the flag but it's not the only delicious thing your typical Independence Day party Mexicans uh-huh we'll make lots of and to heaters those little snack foods like bananas and Tamales and those will likely include something that is perhaps the true national dish of Mexico Moulay. It's always around Melissa dish. That's there to celebrate lie in celebrity death. It is one of those dishes that are that. It's just always going to be there. This episode is all about that party. Essential Moulay and this podcast is gastropod the Butkus that looks at food it through the Lens of Science and history. I'm Nichole twilly and I'm Cynthia Graber and right now. I am dreaming about the molay eight basically every day. I was in Oaxaca in the south of Mexico but for those of you not familiar with molay. It's an indigenous dish or is it okay but it's a sauce well that part is not clearcut either but at least it's Mexican Mexican yes and also know this sounds like a guest robot episode to me and it
"french army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Time for witness history with me Alex last and today, we go back to may nineteen fifty four and a moment that signaled the end of French colonial rule in Vietnam when the French army surrendered at the siege of DNB in food. Throughout the early nineteen fifty s French colonial forces in Vietnam in code in. The China were battling the communist led Vietnamese independence movement with Ford to end French colonial rule when she joined the Viet Minh in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. Oh. Been students at that time decision. Join the Vietnam was simply fueled by our patriotism, and our desire to fight against the French colonial rule that's all in nineteen fifty four to stem the minute funds. The French decided to set up a huge new base in the north of the country to cut off it men supply lines and tempt them into a decisive conventional battle a battle. The French was sure they would win the location of this face with GM food. I was a paratrooper difference for an Asian. I was a medic. And I went with the troops wherever they sent me Gephardt fought in China. He spoke to the BBC in nineteen seventy four was pretty country. Several roads converge to directly from the north. That is from China. And coming from this from Burma Laos, and this is what made it sort of a strategically important place. Couching NBN fool an area deep in the hills in the middle that was valley the center that we're ricefields beautiful. It was very large and quiet plane, but it was surrounded by high hills and forest fringe army arrived there, I eight to nine battalions then they got machines to clear the area and build up outposts in the hills around the base..
"french army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"History with me Alex last and today, we go back to may nineteen fifty four and a moment that signaled the end of French colonial rule in Vietnam when the French army surrendered at the siege of food. China. Hit-back troops throughout the early nineteen fifties French colonial forces in Vietnam, then code in the China were battling the communist led Vietnamese independence movement with four to end French colonial rule when she joined the Viet Minh in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. Oh. Students that time decision. Join the Vietnam and was simply fueled by patriotism and our desire to fight against the French colonial role. That's all in nineteen fifty four to stem, the advance the French decided to set up a huge new base in the north of the country to cut off bit men supply lines and tempt them into a decisive conventional battle a battle. The French was sure they would win the location of this base with GM FU. I was a paratrooper in defense for an Asian. I was medic. I went with the troops wherever they sent me. George Gephardt Ford in Indochina, he spoke to the BBC in one thousand nine hundred seventy gear. Have country. Several roads converge directly from the north that is from China and coming from this from Burma and Laos, and this is what made it sort of a statistically important place. Couching NBN fool area deep in the hills in the middle. That was a valley the center they were ricefields beautiful. It was very large and quiet plane, but it was surrounded by high hills and forest the fringe on the arrived there first with eight to nine battalions, then they got machines to clear the area and build up outpost in the hills around the base. American guns.
"french army" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"And to think that it takes foreigners to impose kind of the rule of law upon you that may or may not be true. But that's how he felt. And I thought that was stream Lee strangely sad. I mean, did you see me hope there with these guys? Or was it just wanted as man this is really sad. It just kind of speaks to the human condition that sometimes life, you you just you're born the wrong country or you're born the wrong time. Whatever will I I don't think there's unique question. But the people you're just simply born in the wrong in the wrong time in history. Just rolls over you. There's a incredibly poignant seeing that happened at a killing field in in Poland. And it's actually photograph that you can actually see the video, but I was reading about it in Joakim fists book about Griffey of Hitler. And they had dug a ditch. They dug it great big. Ditch and they were running people thinking they had taken off all their clothes. They were running people naked into that ditch to be shot, and they would run the one group banned in the other group would run over that group. And he talks about a girl who is running naked they toward that ditch. And as she runs she points to herself, and she says seventeen seventeen meaning that she was going to die at seventeen. And that was the most poignant thing she could say at that moment. And that for me has always been the symbol of history. Just simply rolling over you. And there's nothing you can do about it. And that's haunting really really haunting. So another place you've visited was the world of or one plays verdone in France. Can you describe the darkness that took place there? Wehr done is generally regarded as the worst battlefield experience ever ever experienced by soldiers, so anywhere. It was called the the meat grinder. It was designed to be that in Christmas Mimmo, a general had said that in order to distract the French and bleed them away from the the western front. They would create a kind of eastern front and bleed the French army white. That's exactly what was said at Christmas memo. And so it was always designed to be an absolute killing feel and when you go there you really see just what a killing field. It is it's one of the places where the landscape has actually taken on what happened there because most of the most of the wounds that were suffered by soldiers during dawn they were concussive wounds. They were not bullet wounds. They were or bandit women's they were concussion wounds by mortars and high explosive so they're literally blown. Blown to bits. So the the mortars would hit, and they would blow up the earth and Powell the earth up and and then blow up another one in pit and blow it up. So when you look at the landscape around bear done, it's very very jagged because some trees since then have grown up at the bottom of those pits, while others have grown up at the top of those bits. And so the whole landscape is sort of jagged, and what you see is part of the earth that has simply not recovered from from what happened there and the slaughter was really quite quite unbelievable. I mean, I I remember reading that the average life span of a first Lieutenant there was about six weeks of another soldier about a month. But the trip verdone really also sorta gave me a metaphor for what I was doing because we left Paris heading four very done in a in a rented car, and you go. Down what the French call the sock quit while which is the the sacred road the road down, which the flower fringed youth went in trains and buses in even taxicabs to the battle side of fair done. It's now a highway in French highways are very very good. They're very very clean. They're very well maintained. And you just zipped down that that highway and all the way you see these huge posters for Disneyland. Because Disneyland France is the most visited place in France..
"french army" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"They're looking for weapons. And when they have those weapons believe me, they will ask for the return of lost. Territories lost colonies and one. That demand is made it cannot fail to shake the possible shatter to their foundations. Every one of the countries, I have mentioned and some other countries, I have not he saw the German threat. Nobody else did he actually German threat as soon as Adolf Hitler came to power. Nobody else did he say, and nobody did it for the next six years. And this is the weird thing is that is that people listen to him that many of them just ignored him people try to shut him down. He was ridiculed. He was was actually shouted down. In the house of Commons at one point the conservative party tried to take away his his seat. And yet he didn't change his message. He carried on saying the truth is he sore? It is greatest frustration. He couldn't convince. His countrymen, and he couldn't convince the United States. This is a threat the world is going to be hit by this blitzkrieg. And he said that if only we had armed earlier than Hitler wouldn't have been able to astonished at the wall. But of course, we didn't. And and he did here we go. And of course, he said his one mistake was he had great faith in the French army. They lined up like it was World War One on the Moschino line. And they got they went right through the woods around the back and destroy them quickly. But no one was gonna stop the machine at that point. But no one can tell you anything Andrew Roberts put together. This great. Life's work though. He's done this many times. It's own Winston Churchill. He's back you at some thoughts about that. And Brexit as visit from Great Britain. This is the Brian Kilmeade show is Brian Kilmeade. Now, SafeTouch Security triple team traffic delay time coming down just a.
"french army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"On people. He knew the missing to get in touch. They've now received around three hundred witness statements, many of him confirm their relative never came home. I've traveled to the south west of France to a farm about an hour from to lose to meet Remmy Sam he was a French soldier during the war and his memories still haunt him to this day. Sausage. Yep. Ramos born into a farming community when he was twenty years old. He was conscripted into the French army our colleague Vanessa translates. Don't be anybody. We win deceive. We were lied to. We were told there were a few terrorists in the mountains. And that we were going to to restore order. Vita members generally very very soon. We realized this whole altogether realized that the war was was going to be lost to Billy. He says that he saw many terrible things. But it was the actions of his own military that shocked him. Allergic. There's one point. I was sleeping a ten because we moved around a lot. We have not done the two. And so all night. There was torture in the ten next door an all night. You could hear the cries the shots uncontrollable screams. It was very it's very difficult to describe your subject to you. Yeah. Pass this tent, and there was a woman they'd taken a woman outside naked. It was winter. It was cold. Amelia, and they covered with water. And she was crouched against a wall shivering and always feel terrible that I didn't go and get a blanket to cover..
"french army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Went to meet the general in his office to find out why LA failed. The moist. Or Don case, I have been familiar with for a long time ever since I was a left, and when Macron maters declaration, many of the members of the veterans organizations that Darry represents one pleased by radio show. I was contacted by many people via social networks, especially people who took part in the Aljian war who were upset. They were fed up that every time the algae war wars mentioned, it's always about torture. But there were aspects which were very good where the French army played a good role in education people treating people in hospitals et cetera. As we sit in his office, the general clutches the letter he sent to McComb he explains to me why he wrote it down it shown together. What happened to moist? Don was something exceptional during the Algierian war, and by visiting his widow McCall made it seem like a standard case it was as if that was the norm torture is not part of the tradition of the French army. But also, the context was a very special one. At that time there were explosions of bombs by the NFL in the National Liberation Front. Every day killing women and children was the most well-known group calling for independence. I can tell you that the practice torture in a far more widespread with and the French did general dairy tells me that of course, torture is illegal, and he can't imagine there being a legitimate use for it today. But he's also keen for us to put ourselves into the shoes of the French military at the time reachable Eugene, who am I to judge? You're what they have done during the battle of Algiers, you get someone. They don't talk you wait a day two days during the time bombs are falling in the town. You try harder you use tougher methods more bombs explode. What do you do? Cathedral. It's hard to know how many people were tortured, but it was in the thousands when the war ended amnesty laws were passed. So no one could.
"french army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Be prosecuted in the decades that followed the conflict was badly spoken about many. So Francis withdrawal as a humiliation. Only in the nineteen ninety s was it formerly referred to as a war before that it was termed venue the events. That's why many president MacOS decoration mistakes apprising, and he wants to go further and help more people. Discover the fate of their loved ones through opening up archives that might still remain. So this is what we have. We're sitting in an office in the northeast of Paris with historians. Melika were huddled around the computer looking at a website they've made together us. Lastly man, doctor and he was kidnapped on March fourth nineteen fifty seven by the paratroopers. I'm not a man who was born in Marie? So does case is very well known. But for the first time, these historians are putting names to the Al Jerry Jones. He went missing around the same time the opening of the website kidnapped illegally detained tortured and often assassinated by the French army Algiers nineteen fifty seven mortgage or by the thousands the site is called a thousand others. And where did they get those names? Most records of the war years were destroyed or lost breeze. Got lucky? I didn't find the archives. They found me he was reading room at one of the national archive centers. Greg lucas? Now, there's a rule. It's almost an absolute rule that you find the really interesting books just before it closes. And this is what happened to me. He came across a box containing the files of eight hundred and fifty people were reported missing to the French authorities now Jerry in nine hundred fifty.
"french army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Eighty seven Marie only twenty five with taken by the French army and never seen again. Eighty seven just set has been campaigning for sixty years for the French state to take responsibility for the torture and killing of her husband. In this week's assignment, I'm in France, exploring the lasting impact of a conflict there ended fifty seven years ago. Just that is too frail to talk at length about her husband. So we get to a nearby cafe whether daughter Michelle tells me about him, so do you? Remember your dad? Yes. Sure. Okay. Was killed when I was three. He's the one who told me to write and to read so. Louise taught math at the university and live with just that Michelle and their two sons in an apartment in the country's capital Algiers. The country had been controlled by France since eighteen thirteen by the nineteen fifties Europeans formed one tenth the population, including the Odumbe's remember him playing with. To to play with the telephone. And things like that. But unlike.
"french army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On people. He knew the missing to get in touch. They've now received around three hundred witness statements, many of him confirm their relative never came home. I've traveled to the southwest of France to a farm about an hour from to lose to meet Remmy Sam he was a French soldier. Join the war and his memories still haunt him to this day. Sausage. Ramey was born into a farming community when he was twenty years old. He was conscripted into the French army our colleague Vanessa translates. We win. Deceive. We were lied to. We were told there were a few terrorists in the mountains. And that we were going to to restore order. Veto, memory members, generally, piano, very very soon. We realized the soldiers altogether realized that the war was was going to be lost. He says that he saw many terrible things. But it was the actions of his own military that shocked him. One point. I was sleeping ten because we moved around a lot. We have not. The two and so all night. There was torture in the tent next door an all night. You could hear the cries shots uncontrollable screams. It was very it's very difficult to describe. Sunday, told you. Pass this tent, and there was a woman taken a woman outside naked was winter. It was called reveals e of. And they covered it with water, and she was crouched against a wall shivering and always feel terrible that I didn't go and get a blanket to cover. Remmy has invited us to a meal with his family and fellow veteran, George and his wife Monique why French's AK but are calling Vanessa helps with translation ready. Did you make this up? Is everything? We sat at a large table joking away about farm life. When Georgia's wife Monique starts to tell me about life after her husband returned from war. Lancair levian Jamaica. Nobody talks about it. The former soldiers didn't talk about Georgia never talk to Monica about it. Never talk to children about it. When he can I ask a question. Did you find that difficult was usual for nobody to talk about nauseated trade for Dana? Sue fast date convey, you know, it was it was very difficult because you could tell she says, I could feel there was this suffering. You have this weight on his heart and he closed in on himself. And so also made it difficult for the marriage. Her husband, George explains. Polly pockets. Cantonal renewed. We didn't talk about it. Because when we first came back, we talked about it. We tried to tell people there have been tortured, and nobody believed us, and so we ended up putting the lid on the saucepan. And never talked about it again until we were sixty five his Romy. You don't get as usual sons. Thank God, not one. So when I was sixty five you're entitled to your retirement as a former soldier and at the time it was four hundred thirty euros a year. It also. Passer, somebody better. And so I didn't want to take this money. It does she sound tough deal. The museum says for me, it was it was blood money. It was torture money. I couldn't use that Doty money to get gifts for my grandchildren. He looked round to see if others were join him to form an association, so they could pull their pensions and give the money to good causes level Renault only about the America. And so we we asked around and there were four of us to start with. Literally. Who.
"french army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Under the arc de Triomphe one of the most well-known sites in Paris. France takes commemorating his war dead. Very seriously every night. There's a military ceremony to realize the flame to an unknown soldier of the first World War. It's to remember the fallen you've given their lives, but France, including in the Jimmy wall. But Francis, colonial legacy in ALgeria is a painful one hundreds of thousands digestion conflict that lasted eight years. And the case of Marie so dumb was held up with emblematic of a military that was heavy handed and brutal. The man we lighting the flame General Bruno Dary right to president Macron questioning whether it was right to highlight this case again by visiting his widow. We went to meet the general in his office to find out why LA failed the moisture the moisture Don case, I have been familiar with for a long time ever since I was a left hand when Macron maters declaration, many of the members of the veterans organizations that Darry represents one pleased. Well, we ballet. I was contacted by many people via social networks, especially people who took part in the war who were upset. They were fed up that every time the Aljian war is mentioned, it's always about torture. But there were aspects which were very goods where the French army played a good role in education people treating people in hospitals et cetera. As we sit in his office, the general clutches the letter he sent to McComb he explains to me why he wrote it down. It can exit shown dot together. What happened to moisture Don was something exceptional during the war and by visiting. His widow McCall made it seem like a standard case it was as if that was the norm torture is not part of the tradition of the French army. But also, the context was a very special one dot com. There were explosions of bombs by the F in the National Liberation Front. Every day killing women and children was the most well-known group calling for independence. I can tell you that the FLN practiced torture in a far more widespread with the French did general dairy tells me that of course, torture izabegevic, and he can't imagine there being a legitimate use for it today. But he's also keen for us to put ourselves into the shoes of the French military at the time. He's fishbowl who who am I to judge. What would they have done during the battle of Algiers, you get someone? They don't talk you. Wait a day two days. Doing the time bombs are falling in town. You try harder you use tougher methods more bombs explode. What do you do? Federal. It's hard to know how many people were tortured, but it was in the thousands when the war ended amnesty laws were passed. So no one could be prosecuted in the decades that followed the conflict was badly spoken about and many. So Francis withdrawal as a humiliation. Only in the nineteen ninety was it formerly referred to as a war before that it was termed Eliza, then venue the events. That's why too many president Macron's decoration was so surprising, and he wants to go further and help more people. Discover the fate of their loved ones through opening up archives. That might still remain. So this is what we have. We're sitting in an office in the northeast of Paris with historians. Febreeze America were huddled around the computer looking at a website they've made together as lastly man, doctor, and he was kidnapped on March fourth nineteen fifty seven by the paratroopers matter. Hamid who was born in Marie? So Dan's case is very well known. But for the first time, these historians are putting names to the Algierians. He went missing around the same time the opening of the website kidnapped. Illegally detained tortured and often assassinated by the French army Algiers nineteen fifty seven MAURICE or by the thousands. The site is called a thousand others. And where did they get those names? Most records of the war years were destroyed or lost the breeze. Got lucky?.