Tag Archives: Lorraine

Inspiring figures of history: Jeanne d’Arc

FAITH is the basis of all “miracles” and mysteries that cannot be analyzed by the rules of science

– “Think and grow rich”, chapter 3

Introduction

It is the 29 April 1429.

English troops have been besieging Orléans, a city situated on the powerful Loire river in north-central France, for over six months.

The French royal army faces once more its main adversary in a gruesome and complicated conflict which is smoldering for several decades now (this long period of consecutive military campaigns will later be denominated as Hundred

Engineering series 4: Ouvrage Hackenberg

Introduction

In spring 2017 I spent my holidays in Northern France for both improving my French skills and for expanding my cultural and historical knowledge.

History is a subject I’ve been interested in my whole life, so I was glad to have the opportunity to visit several former war zones in Lorraine and Alsace (Elsass-Lothringen1 ) near the border to Germany and Luxembourg.

1 German and French names of places, sights, cities etc. will be rendered in italics in this article

The entire border …