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Black soldiers facing the Reich (J. Chapoutot and J. Vigreux)

Historiography has long forgotten the participation of the 3,000 colonial soldiers who were massacred by military units from the Wehrmacht or the Waffen-SS during the French campaign in May-June 1940. Black soldiers face the Reich, a work edited by Johann Chapoutot and Jean Vigreux, is partly the result of a colloquium organized by Jean Vigreux at the Musée de la Resistance en Morvan de Saint Brisson in 2011 and is supplemented by unpublished contributions which aim to highlight nearly 100,000 forgotten soldiers of the Second World War.
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The Gobelins factory (Paris)

The “Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins” commonly known as Manufacture des Gobelins, is located in a superb “Haussmannian” building on avenue des Gobelins, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It brings together the “Mobilier National”, the “Manufacture de Tapisserie des Gobelins”, the “Manufacture de Beauvais” (workshops located in Paris and Beauvais), the “Manufacture de la Savonnerie” (workshops located in Paris and Lodève), the "National Lace Workshops of Puy and Alençon".
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Arado Ar 396

Arado Ar 396The Arado Ar 396 was a training aircraft developed from the successful Arado Ar 96B, but using as little metal as possible in its construction. Despite its name the Ar 396 was developed in France, and none reached the Luftwaffe.The Arado Ar 96 was a low-wing monoplane trainer, off all metal construction and built with light alloys.
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Efforts to Compromise

Senator John J. Under the terms of the Crittenden Compromise the following were proposed, that:The Missouri Compromise line (36?30’ north latitude) be extended through the territories to California; north of the line were to be free states and slave states to the southCongress would not attempt to regulate slavery where it then existedCongress would provide compensation for the owners of fugitive slaves.
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