By Ranulph Fiennes

ISBN-10: 1605989169

ISBN-13: 9781605989167

Sir Ranulph Fiennes' dynamic account of the conflict of Agincourt offers a special point of view on essentially the most major battles in English history.

On twenty fifth October 1415, on a French hillside close to the village of Agincourt, 4 males sheltered from the rain and ready for conflict. All 4 have been English knights―ancestors of Sir Ranulph Fiennes―and a part of the military of England's King Henry V. around the valley, 4 sons of the French arm of the Fiennes relations have been convinced that the Dauphin's military could win the day . . .

Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains how his personal ancestors have been key gamers during the centuries of turbulent Anglo-French heritage that led as much as Agincourt, and he makes use of his event as excursion chief and soldier to provide us a clean viewpoint on one of many bloodiest classes of medieval history.

With interesting element at the conflict plans, weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, this can be a gripping evocation of a ancient occasion vital to English identification. 600 years after the conflict of Agincourt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new mild in this epic occasion that has resonated all through British and French heritage.

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8 Pe´tain had accepted power in order to protect France from total ruin and to implement the National Revolution, based on the new slogan ‘‘Work, Family, Fatherland’’ [Travail, Famille, Patrie]. To achieve the first required complete collaboration with the Germans, who called all the shots regarding the armistice and the degree to which France remained a sovereign state. As we will see in greater detail in the next chapter, collaboration proved to be a disastrous failure. The National Revolution, by contrast, was a peculiar French undertaking that had little to do with the Germans, except for the fact that it could not have been implemented without their victory.

They were accused of treason by the Pe´tain government and placed on trial for their acts. Only the French navy succeeded in avoiding the total disgrace that afflicted all other national institutions in the ................. 15867$ $CH1 05-12-06 13:43:10 PS PAGE 31 32 | f ra nc e d ur in g w or ld wa r i i spring of 1940. Under Admiral Darlan’s leadership the navy prevented the Germans from taking over the fleet. On June 17 Darlan ordered all navy and commercial ships out of the metropolitan France’s Atlantic ports to colonial destinations.

Approximately 9,000 of them joined the French Foreign Legion to fight against the Nazis, revealing the government’s failure to distinguish between friend and foe in this case. The unfounded fear of a fifth column seeking to sabotage French military efforts emerged effortlessly out of interwar anti-immigrant attitudes. It was a major factor behind the government’s decision to allow the ................. 15867$ $CH1 05-12-06 13:43:05 PS PAGE 20 Defeat of France | 21 stripping of citizenship from naturalized individuals suspected of endangering national security.

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