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What Churchill had to say about the French
October 8, 2015
I would like to share with you some of Churchill’s thoughts about French culture. In a short guide intended to be used by British troops, specially written to prepare them for what they would find in France after the D-Day landings in 1944, Churchill gave a description of France at that time, of French society […]
Culture & Countries
British tenacity
April 30, 2015
Did the severe disruption experienced in Britain after the war in any way change British values? Writing in L’âme des peuples in 1950, André Siegfried explains how the various invasions, the climate, the insularity and Protestantism provide the keys to understanding the British mentality and are the factors underpinning a very particular state of mind. […]