Gloire et Victoire

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WWI British ration, WWI French ration, ‘ships biscuit’, universal 18th century European ration

WWI British ration, WWI French ration, ‘ships biscuit’, universal 18th century European ration

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Roast elk with mushroom Cabernet sauce 10/10

Roast elk with mushroom Cabernet sauce 10/10

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Gorgeous Georgians! The three Georges through numismatics. Left to right: 1718 Halfpenny, 1745 shilling, 1777 Guinea.

Gorgeous Georgians! The three Georges through numismatics. Left to right: 1718 Halfpenny, 1745 shilling, 1777 Guinea.

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Money of the empire! Clockwise from top: 1 Franc, 5 Francs, 20 Francs, 40 Francs

Money of the empire! Clockwise from top: 1 Franc, 5 Francs, 20 Francs, 40 Francs

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Let’s hear it from the audience! Do you side with the honorable chouans or the brave ‘bleus’?

Let’s hear it from the audience! Do you side with the honorable chouans or the brave ‘bleus’?

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Tea and Bahlsen Leibniz Biscuits!

Tea and Bahlsen Leibniz Biscuits!

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Napoleon truly sculpted all his marshals from the mud. Here are profiles of just some of the Marshals de France before they met Napoleon. 

Murat: innkeeper’s son who was headed for a job at the church.

Massena: cabin boy, smuggler and fruit-seller

Jourdan: peddler

Soult: village baker

Lannes: cloth dyer

Ney barrel cooper

Bessieres: barber

St. Cyr: gave drawing lessons for income

Unfortunate how a great many would end up betraying him. Thus is the interesting twist of the story of history.