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Un Concert pour Mazarin

Un Concert pour Mazarin is the title of a music recording released on compact disc in early 2004 by Virgin Classics. It is a performance of 17th century Italian music selected by the conductor, Jean Tubery to have been influential in French cultu ...

                                               

Army of the Centre

The Army of the Centre was one of the first French Revolutionary Armies, named after the location it was set up, the Centre region. It was created by order of king Louis XVI of France on 14 December 1791 and attached to Champagne. It had only an ...

                                               

Army of the Coasts

The Army of the Coasts was a French Revolutionary Army created in 1792 under the command of Anne François Augustin de La Bourdonnaye. In April 1793 it was split into the Army of the Coasts of Cherbourg and the Army of the Coasts of Brest. The 179 ...

                                               

Army of the Coasts of Brest

The Army of the Coasts of Brest was a French Revolutionary Army formed on 30 April 1793 by splitting the Army of the Coasts into this army and the Army of the Coasts of Cherbourg. The formation was first put under the command of Jean Baptiste Cam ...

                                               

Army of the Coasts of La Rochelle

The Army of the Coasts of La Rochelle was an army of the French Revolution which was created on 30 April 1793 and responsible for defending a region from the mouth of the Loire River south to the Gironde. Despite its relatively short existence, t ...

                                               

Army of the Coasts of the Ocean (1796)

The Army of the Coasts of the Ocean was a French Revolutionary Army that was only in existence during 1796. The army was formed by combining the three armies that were engaged in the War in the Vendee and appointing Lazare Hoche to command. While ...

                                               

Army of Germany (1797)

The Army of Germany was one of the French Revolutionary armies, formed by a decree of the French Directory dated 29 September 1797 by merging the Army of Sambre-et-Meuse and the Army of the Rhine and Moselle and commanded from the decree until 6 ...

                                               

Army of the Grisons

The Army of the Grisons was a field army of the French Revolutionary Army. Its commander-in-chief from 5 October 1800 to 1 April 1801 was Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, during which time it operated as the hinge between the Army of I ...

                                               

Army of Helvetia

The Army of Helvetia, or, was a unit of the French Revolutionary Army. It was formed on 8 March 1798 from the remnants of the first unit to be known as the Army of the Rhine. It was officially merged into the command structure of the Army of the ...

                                               

Army of the Interior

The first formation of this name was initially formed on 4 September 1792 under Anne François Augustin de La Bourdonnaye within the Army of the North and the Army of the Centre - he held its command until 22 September that year. It was reorganise ...

                                               

Armee de Rome

The Army of Italy was a field army of the French Army stationed on the Italian border and used for operations in Italy itself. Though it existed in some form in the 16th century through to the present, it is best known for its role during the Fre ...

                                               

Army of the Moselle

The Army of the Moselle was a French Revolutionary Army from 1791 through 1795. It was first known as the Army of the Centre and it fought at Valmy. In October 1792 it was renamed and subsequently fought at Trier, First Arlon, Biesingen, Kaisersl ...

                                               

Army of Naples

The Army of Naples was a French Army unit which took this name following its capture of Naples in 1799. It was related to the Army of Italy.

                                               

Army of the Pyrenees

One of the French Revolutionary armies, the Army of the Pyrenees was created by a decree of the National Convention dated 1 October 1792 and formed out of the right wing of the Armee du Midi. At the outbreak of the War of the Pyrenees with the Ki ...

                                               

Army of the Eastern Pyrenees

The Army of the Eastern Pyrenees was one of the French Revolutionary armies. It fought against the Kingdom of Spain in Rousillon, the Cerdanya and Catalonia during the War of the Pyrenees. This army and the Army of the Western Pyrenees were forme ...

                                               

Army of the Var

The Army of the Var was one of the French Revolutionary armies. It was established along the River Var, the frontier between France and Piedmont, and charged with protecting Provence from invasion. In reality, its name was not official. It came a ...

                                               

Army of the West (1793)

The Army of the West was one of the French Revolutionary Armies that was sent to fight in the War in the Vendee in western France. The army was created on 2 October 1793 by merging the Army of the Coasts of La Rochelle, the so-called Army of Maye ...

                                               

Decadary Cult

The Decadary Cult or Tenth-day Cult was a semi-official religion of France during the Directory period of the French Revolution, intended to offer a non-Christian alternative after the dechristianisation of the country. It replaced the Christian ...

                                               

Franciade

In the French Republican calendar, the franciade was the period of four years at the end of which it was necessary to add a day to the calendar year to keep it aligned with the solar year. The franciade was defined in 1793 in article 10 of the De ...

                                               

Sansculottides

The Sansculottides are holidays following the last month of the year on the French Republican Calendar which was used following the French Revolution from approximately 1793 to 1805. The Sansculottides, named after the Sansculottes, append the tw ...

                                               

French domains of St Helena

The French domains of Saint-Helena are an estate of 14 ha in three separate parts owned by France on the British island of Saint Helena. Three French properties are under the administration of the French Foreign Ministry which undertakes their ma ...

                                               

Single territorial collectivity

A single territorial collectivity is a chartered subdivision of France that exerts both the powers of a region and a department. This status has been introduced in Mayotte in 2011, in Guiana and Martinique in 2015, and in Corsica in 2018. Alsace ...

                                               

Territorial collectivity

A territorial collectivity is a chartered subdivision of France, with recognized governing authority. It is the generic name for any subdivision with an elective form of local government and local regulatory authority. The nature of a French terr ...

                                               

Loyalty Islands Province

The Loyalty Islands Province is one of three administrative subdivisions of New Caledonia encompassing the Pulau kesetiaan archipelago in the Pacific located northeast of the New Caledonian mainland of Grande Terre. The provincial government seat ...

                                               

Huet de Navarre

Huet de Navarre was a French soldier who was briefly governor of the colony of Cayenne in what is now French Guiana in 1652. An 1888 biography has been shown to be largely fictitious, and little is known of his life.

                                               

Antoine de Noel de la Trompe dOr

Antoine Lefebvre de La Barre left the port of La Rochelle, France, on 26 February 1664 with two warships and 400 soldiers. He arrived in Cayenne on 11 May 1664, and after negotiations the Dutch surrendered on 16 May 1664. De La Barre established ...

                                               

List of governors of Guiana

October 1809 - February 1812 Pedro Alexandrino Pinto de Sousa January - October 1809 Colonel of Artillery Manuel Marques February 1812 - November 1817 João Severiano Maciel da Costa

                                               

Gambia Constabulary

The Gambia Constabulary, also known as the Gambia Police, was the colonial police force of The Gambia, in existence from 1866 to 1965. The constabulary has been described as paramilitary, and the colonial authorities themselves described it as "s ...

                                               

Military history of The Gambia

The military history of The Gambia spans from the earliest colonial contact in the 1500s through to the present day. Although it is currently one of the least militarized countries in the world, The Gambia has seen various colonial conflicts, and ...

                                               

No. 95 Squadron RAF

The squadron was re-formed at RAF Pembroke Dock on 16 January 1941 from part of 210 Squadron, initially with three Short Sunderland flying boats. Moved to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 17 March 1941 Moved to Gambia in March 1943, with detachments to ...

                                               

Soninke-Marabout War (1850–1856)

The Soninke-Marabout War of 1850 to 1856 was a civil war between factions of the Kingdom of Kombo in the Gambia. The war resulted from a dispute between the Soninke people – pagans who were the ruling class in Kombo – and the Marabouts – a radica ...

                                               

The Gambia in World War II

During the Second World War, the Gambia was part of the British Empire as the Gambia Colony and Protectorate. At the outbreak of war between the British Empire and Nazi Germany in September 1939, the Gambia was home to the Gambia Company of the R ...

                                               

Law enforcement in Adjara

Law enforcement in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, an autonomous republic of Georgia, is the responsibility of the Adjara Regional Police, who are headquartered in the capital of Batumi in new premises opened by the President Mikheil Saakashvi ...

                                               

DELGA-1

The DELGA-1 is a Georgian light assault vehicle for special operations forces designed by the research company STC DELTA of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. The very first of these vehicles were handed over to georgian special forces in 2001 f ...

                                               

Didgori Medevac

The Didgori Medevac is a Georgian-made medical armoured personnel carrier developed by the "Delta" research center of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and part of the Didgori-series APC family currently constructed in five baseline variants.

                                               

Didgori-1

The Didgori-1 is a Georgian-made armoured personnel carrier developed by the "Delta" research center of the Ministry of Defence and part of the Didgori-series APC family currently constructed in five baseline variants.

                                               

Didgori-2

The Didgori-II is an armoured multi-role and special operations vehicle produced by STC DELTA. It was developed in 2009 alongside the Didgori-1 using the same internal features with some additional functions. The armoured personnel carrier is tho ...

                                               

Didgori-3

Didgori-3 is a Georgian 6×6 MRAP type armored personnel carrier developed by the State Scientific Technical Center "Delta". The Didgori-3 was first displayed during a military parade in 2012 and was proposed as patrol vehicle for deployments.

                                               

G13 carbine

The G13 carbine was a proposed Georgian military firearm which was supposed to be an analogue to the US M4 carbine and German HK416 carbine. It has been developed in 2012 by the Georgian military Scientific-Technical Center "Delta" in order to co ...

                                               

Lazika

The LAZIKA is a proposed Georgian Infantry fighting vehicle, developed by the Scientific Technical Center STC DELTA and funded by the Georgian military. One of its main characteristics is the relatively thick armor compared to the vehicles size. ...

                                               

PDShP

The PDShP is a series of anti-materiel rifles developed by the Georgian Military Scientific-Technical Center STC DELTA. The weapons are based on a bullpup design and there are different versions, Amr mod-1 and Amr mod-2. Development of the curren ...

                                               

RS-122

The RS-122 is a Georgian mobile multiple rocket launcher firing 122mm rockets. It was developed in 2011 and put on production display in February 2012. The RS-122 is a heavily modified version of the Soviet BM-21 Grad. Its main characteristics ar ...

                                               

Vaziani Military Base

The Vaziani Military Base is located about twenty kilometers outside Tbilisi at Latitude 41.6947 Longitude 45.0467, Georgia. The main base is spread over 10.000 hectares. The Vaziani airfield - location: 41°37′41″N 45°1′51″E - has strategic impor ...

                                               

Khanjali

A khanjali is a double-edged dagger often with a single off-set groove on each face of the blade. The shape of the weapon is similar to the ancient Greek Xiphos, the Roman Gladius, or the Scottish dirk; and has been used as a secondary weapon in ...

                                               

Military history of Georgia

The country of Georgia has known a rich military history, both as a battlefield of empires and as an independent political and military power. The strategic significance and natural wealth of its territory made it the target of many invasions, an ...

                                               

Sadrosho

sadrosho was an administrative division in medieval and early modern Georgia which supplied men for a subdivision of the army marked by its own banner. A tactical unit furnished by this territorial unit was also known as sadrosho, each under the ...

                                               

Spaspet

Spaspet was a feudal office in Georgia that originated in ancient Iberia. It is usually translated in English as High Constable. The institution of spaspet, like its rough equivalent sparapet in neighboring Armenia, was designed under the influen ...

                                               

Tetri Giorgi (organization)

The Patriotic Union Tetri Giorgi was the Georgian national political, anti-Soviet organization operating by Georgian political figures abroad. Tetri Giorgi worked in 1924-1954. The name of the organization is derived from the cult of Tetri Giorgi ...

                                               

Viktor Lomidze

Viktor Lomidze, also known by his Polish name of Wiktor Lomidze-Wachtang, was a Georgian-Polish military officer. After the Bolshevik take-over of his country in early 1920s he emigrated to Poland, where he joined the Polish Army and then the Pol ...

                                               

Amirspasalar

Amirspasalar or amirspasalari was the commander-in-chief of the medieval Georgian army and one of the highest officials of the Kingdom of Georgia, commonly rendered as "Lord High Constable" in English. It is composed of amir, an Arabic term meani ...