Agincourt: The Fight for France by Ranulph Fiennes

By Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes' dynamic account of the conflict of Agincourt provides a special standpoint on some of 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 may win the day . . .

Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains how his personal ancestors have been key avid gamers in the course of the centuries of turbulent Anglo-French background that led as much as Agincourt, and he makes use of his adventure as excursion chief and soldier to provide us a clean standpoint on one of many bloodiest sessions of medieval history.

With interesting aspect at the conflict plans, weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, it is a gripping evocation of a old occasion quintessential to English id. 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 historical past.

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La Ligue et le DDV sont étonnamment discrets sur ce personnage, dont n'apparaît qu'une légende officielle plutôt avare de détails : journaliste « de gauche », grand humaniste – naturellement, puisque de gauche -, homme fort modeste de surcroît, puisqu'il refusera toujours tout mandat politique, ce qui constitue une rareté à la LICRA. Bernard Lecache, comme son nom ne l'indique pas est né en 1895 à Paris dans une famille juive d’origine ukrainienne. Ses parents, tous deux nés en Ukraine, avaient émigré en France en 1890.

Juste titre d'ailleurs, comme elle ne tardera pas à 55 La France LICRAtisée le vérifier. Les bolcheviques firent tout pour évincer les anarchistes, en qui ils voyaient une dangereuse concurrence, et y réussirent finalement, en les trahissant, en 1921. Pendant ces trois années, de 1917 à 1920, le paisible horloger Samuel Schwartzbard combattit en Ukraine, c'est une certitude. Mais aux côtés de qui ? de l'Armée rouge ? des anarchistes ? Ce qui est sûr, c'est qu'il continua à fréquenter Nestor Makhno quand, après la défaite des anarchistes, ils se réfugièrent, eux aussi, à Paris.

Dans leur esprit, n'avait-elle pas, finalement, fait son temps ? C'est que l'incendie libérateur allumé en Russie était bel et bien destiné à embraser toute l'Europe. L’idéal révolutionnaire de fraternité et de justice universelles - car en théorie, c'était cela, le communisme - pouvait donc, dans ce contexte, sembler digne d'être soutenu. Et financé. Le moment était propice. À l'extérieur, la Russie était en guerre contre l'Allemagne, et sur le plan intérieur, le pouvoir affrontait des mouvements révolutionnaires de plus en plus actifs entraînant une répression de plus en plus féroce.

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