Monthly Archives: November 2018
The first two decades of the twentieth century, the French designers were the leaders in the production of aircraft, the aircraft they created differed not only in a variety of forms, but also in interesting engineering projects, as well as in quantity. The originality of the French aircraft industry was also manifested in the fact that the first factory in 1910 was created by a silk merchant, Armand Deperdussen. The name, consisting of the abbreviation of his name – SPAD, was retained by the next owner, the famous pilot Louis Bleriot, who supplied the new fighters not only in the French Air Force, but also in other European powers, including Russia. Continue reading
The sea and the rocks, Calvados and cider, the Vikings and Joan of Arc, Gothic cathedrals and Camembert – all this is Normandy, so cold in nature and warm in hospitality.
From the Gauls to the Second Front
In the 1st century BC, the Romans, headed by the emperor Octavian Augustus, came to the originally Gallic territories. The construction of roads, cities and stone bridges completely transformed the northern lands located around Lugdun, today’s Lyon. Continue reading