By Jules Eden

“If the French can encourage a e-book as humorous as this, probably we shouldn’t hate them after all!”

Toby younger, Spectator critic

“Deliciously irreverent and provocative!”

Christopher Silvester, autonomous on Sunday

You shuddered while the U.S. Congress renamed French fries. You sighed whilst the French rejected the ecu structure they’d written themselves. yet come on, admit it: deep down there’s anything in we all that loves to take a swipe at our Gallic associates. This book offers you fifty painstakingly researched, wittily written purposes to again up your perspectives.

From sinking the Rainbow Warrior, photographs of leaders previous and current, to Serge Gainsbourg, the Quasimodo of French pop, this publication solutions each query you’ve obtained concerning the French – other than one: “Why purely fifty?’

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Defeated at Waterloo, he is exiled to Santa Helena, an island off the coast of Africa. __________________________ Napoleon: Blindsided "The curious incident of the shooting party... Napoleon, who was a better hand with a field-gun than with a fowling-piece, accidentally shot Marshal Massena in the eye. " AG Macdonnell, Napoleon and His Marshals (1934) __________________________ 1852: Napoleon I's nephew crowned as Emperor Napoleon III. 1870: France declares war on Prussia to prevent the unification of Germany, and is crushed.

Napoleon, who was a better hand with a field-gun than with a fowling-piece, accidentally shot Marshal Massena in the eye. " AG Macdonnell, Napoleon and His Marshals (1934) __________________________ 1852: Napoleon I's nephew crowned as Emperor Napoleon III. 1870: France declares war on Prussia to prevent the unification of Germany, and is crushed. The Prussians capture Paris and annex Alsace and Lorraine. Napoleon III abdicates and the Third Republic is inaugurated. 1889: Eiffel Tower built. 1914-18: World War I - Massive casualties in trench wars in North-Eastern France (1,350,000 killed).

__________________________ 1794: Robespierre overthrown and end of Reign of Terror. 1799-1815: The Revolution ends when Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris and becomes First Consul. In 1804 he makes himself Emperor, creating a powerful central administration in France and extending his empire throughout Western Europe. Rebuffed in Russia, Napoleon is defeated at Leipzig in 1814. __________________________ The Worship of Napoleons "So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable" Aldous Huxley, English writer __________________________ 1815: Escaping from imprisonment on Elba, Napoleon re-enters Paris, the beginning of the "100 Days".

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