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2016-05-28 French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary Verdun, France
C. 2016-02-15 Syria crisis: Strikes on hospitals 'war crimes' France
D. 2016-02-14 France urges end to Turkish assault on Kurds Paris
E. 2016-01-18 Avalanche killed five French Foreign Legionnaires Valfrejus, Southern France
F. 2015-11-14 Hollande blames Islamic State for 'act of war' Paris
6. 2015-10-01 Russia and France meet amid tensions over air strikes Paris
H. 2015-08-23 Train shooting: 'Instinct' led US passengers to react France
8. 2015-08-05 Mistral warships: Russia and France agree compensation deal Paris

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  President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel are to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest battle during WWI




    
    

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May 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sat.  
  President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel are to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest battle during WWI


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.15  Syria crisis: Strikes on hospitals 'war crimes' Feb.14  France urges end to Turkish assault on Kurds

January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.18  Avalanche killed five French Foreign Legionnaires

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.14  Hollande blames Islamic State for 'act of war' Oct.1  Russia and France meet amid tensions over air strikes Sep.27 IS conflict: France launches air strikes in Syria
. Northern Syria Aug.23  Train shooting: 'Instinct' led US passengers to react Aug.5  Mistral warships: Russia and France agree compensation deal Jul.16  France terror suspects plotted to behead military staffer Jun.18  Battle of Waterloo service attended by Royal Family Jun.1  Anti-IS coalition to discuss strategy at Paris meeting Feb.7  Ukraine crisis: 'Last chance' for peace says Hollande Feb.5  Hollande and Merkel in key truce talks in Moscow Feb.3  Attacker stabs two soldiers in Nice, France Jan.26  Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain killing 10 people Jan.17  Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids Jan.12  Paris attacks: France to deploy 10,000 troops

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.11  French troops kill jihadist leader in northern Mali Dec.10  Jet crashes on central France home Dec.6  Putin 'has hope' for Ukraine truce after talks with Hollande Sep.14  Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris Sep.3  France halts Russia warship delivery Aug.3 French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary
Jun.6 D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Jun.5  D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony

year 2013 Top ^

Sep.8  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Aug.30  France backs US on Syria action Jun.4  Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France May.25  French soldier stabbed near Paris Mar.23  France says militant Abou Zeid dead Feb.23  Mali operation reaches 'final phase' Feb.5  French 'kill hundreds' in Mali Feb.4  French jets target Mali rebel bases Feb.3  French jets bomb northern Mali Jan.30  French forces take key Mali town Jan.28   French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu    Mali: French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists  French troops 'surround Timbuktu' Jan.26  French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.14  UN backs French Mali intervention Jan.13  France vows 'short' Mali campaign  French planes widen Mali attacks Jan.12  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Jan.11  France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali

year 2012 Top ^

May.24  President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit Apr.25  France: UN should consider force in Syria Mar.15  Soldiers shot dead in French town Feb.23  France, Britain to Syria: Cease attacks Feb.22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Jan.23  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill Jan.20  Attack killed four French soldiers

year 2011 Top ^

Mar.19  French fighter jets deployed over Libya

year 2010 Top ^

Mar.5  French team destroys pirate boats

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.7  Pirates attack navy ship 'in error' Jun.6  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes Apr.15  French warship captures pirates Apr.4  Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Feb.16  British, French nuclear submarines collide

year 2008 Top ^

Aug.19  10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.12  Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Jun.29  Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.16  France warning of war with Iran

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.12 French in Armenia 'genocide' row
. Paris Aug.25  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size Aug.24  France boosts Lebanon peace force Aug.5  U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.7  France boosts Ivory Coast force Nov.6  France attacks Ivorian airbase Jul.31  French army moves to Sudan border Jun.6  D-Day: 'America would do it again'

year 2003 Top ^

Feb.10  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Jan.23  France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.21  French fight Ivorian rebels
before year 2000
Oct. 23, 1983   Beirut barracks bombing
Map of Beirut%96Rafic Hariri International Airport Lebanon
  During the Lebanese Civil War 2 truck bombs struck separate buildings housing U.S. and French military forces killing 299 American and French servicemen
Jan. 27, 1973   Vietnam War cease-fire signed Map of The Peninsula Paris Paris France
  Paris: The Paris Peace Accords ended direct U.S. military combat, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam
Aug. 25, 1944   Allies liberated Paris
  A military combat that took place from 19 August 1944 until the German garrison surrendered the French capital on 25 August 1944
Jun. 6, 1944   Invasion of Normandy
Map of Omaha Beach Normandy France
  The invasion by and establishment of Western Allied forces, during Operation Overlord; the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place
Jun. 3, 1940     Evacuation of Dunkirk completed Map of Dunkirk France  It was the evacuation of Allied soldiers when British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army Sep. 3, 1939     Britain and France declare war on Germany  London: No Western power committed to launching a significant offensive, notwithstanding the terms of the Anglo-Polish and Franco-Polish military alliances Sep. 10, 1919   Treaty of St. Germain signed Map of Ch%E2teau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye France  The Treaty was signed by the victorious Allies of World War I on the one hand and by the Republic of German-Austria on the other Nov. 11, 1918 Armistice ends World War I Map of Forest of Compi%E8gne France  The armistice between the Allies and Germany was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised the First World War Aug. 18, 1917 Verdun offensive began Map of Fleury-devant-Douaumont France  On 18 August Fleury was recaptured and by September French counter-attacks had recovered much of the ground lost in July and August Jul. 31, 1917 Battle of Ypres began. Belgium Dec. 12, 1917 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne derailment. Southern France Feb. 21, 1916 Battle of Verdun begins Map of Verdun France  On the Western Front between the German and French armies, on hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France Sep. 6, 1914 First Battle of Marne begins   Paris: It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger Nov. 22, 1890 Charles De Gaulle born   A French general, resistant, writer and statesman. He was the leader of Free France. He founded the Fifth Republic May. 10, 1871 Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War. West Germany Jan. 28, 1871 Paris surrendered to German Army  The Siege of Paris led to French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire as well as the Paris Commune Sep. 11, 1855   Sebastopol surrendered   Crimea: French, Ottoman, and British were intending to make a triumphal march to Sevastopol. The 56-kilometre traverse took a year of fighting Jul. 27, 1830   Revolution breaks out in Paris  The July Revolution saw the overthrow of King Charles X, and the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe who himself would in turn be overthrown Jun. 18, 1815   Napoleon Bonaparte defeated at Waterloo   Belgium: A French army under Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army Oct. 19, 1812 Napoleon begins retreat from Moscow Oct. 21, 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. Spain May. 19, 1802 Order of the Legion of Honor created. Paris Mar. 27, 1802 Treaty of Amiens Feb. 9, 1801 Peace of Luneville Nov. 9, 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'etat of Brumaire. Paris Aug. 1, 1798 Nelson wins Battle of the Nile. Egypt Jul. 21, 1798 Battle of the Pyramids. Egypt Aug. 10, 1792 Storming of the Tuileries. Paris Jul. 14, 1789   Fall of the Bastille   Paris: The prison only contained 7 inmates but was a symbol of the abuses of the monarchy: its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution Sep. 3, 1783   Definitive Treaty of Paris signed ending American Revolution  By representatives between Great Britain and the nations that supported the American cause: France, Spain and the Dutch Republic Aug. 15, 1769 Napoleon Bonaparte born   Southern France: Born to Carlo Maria di Buonaparte and Maria Letizia Ramolino in his family's ancestral home, in Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica Feb. 10, 1763 Peace of Paris ceded Canada to Britain May. 11, 1745 Battle of Fontenoy. Belgium Apr. 3, 1559 Peace of Cateau-Cambresis ending Habsburg-Valois Wars Aug. 3, 1529 Treaty of Cambrai Jun. 4, 1520 Henry VIII and Francis I meet on Field of Cloth of Gold Jan. 5, 1477 Defeat and death of Charles the Bold May. 8, 1429 Joan of Arc liberates Orleans   This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory Apr. 29, 1429 Jeanne of Arc inspires victory at Orleans Oct. 25, 1415 Battle of Agincourt Sep. 19, 1356 Battle of Poitiers Aug. 26, 1346 Battle of Crecy Mar. 30, 1282  Sicilian Vespers Jul. 27, 1214  Battle of Bouvines Jul. 13, 1191  Acre taken by Crusaders Nov. 27, 1095 Pope Urban II preaches First Crusade   Southern France: The First Crusade (10961099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to capture the Holy Lands called by Pope Urban II


  Beirut barracks bombing Map of Beirut%96Rafic Hariri International Airport Lebanon




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2016
Jan.18  Avalanche killed five French Foreign Legionnaires
2013
Jan.12  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia
2012
Mar.15  Soldiers shot dead in French town
Jan.20  Attack killed four French soldiers
2008
Aug.19  10 French soldiers killed in fighting
1983
Oct. 23, 1983
  During the Lebanese Civil War 2 truck bombs struck separate buildings housing U.S. and French military forces killing 299 American and French servicemen
1917 Dec. 12, 1917 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne derailment. Southern France



France, War & Army Arms Timeline ... See World Arms timeline Top ^
2014 Sep.3  France halts Russia warship delivery



France, War & Army War Crime Timeline ... See World War Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.15  Syria crisis: Strikes on hospitals 'war crimes' 2012 Jan.23  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill 2006 Oct.12 French in Armenia 'genocide' row
. Paris



France, War & Army Ground Forces Timeline ... See World Ground Forces timeline Top ^
2004 Nov.7  France boosts Ivory Coast force Jul.31  French army moves to Sudan border



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2015 Aug.5  Mistral warships: Russia and France agree compensation deal 2010 Mar.5  French team destroys pirate boats 2009 Oct.7  Pirates attack navy ship 'in error' Apr.15  French warship captures pirates Feb.16  British, French nuclear submarines collide 1805 Oct. 21, 1805 Battle of Trafalgar
. Spain 1890 Aug. 1, 1798 Nelson wins Battle of the Nile. Egypt



France, War & Army Coup Timeline ... See World Coup timeline Top ^
1830 Jul. 27, 1830 Revolution breaks out in Paris  The July Revolution saw the overthrow of King Charles X, and the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe who himself would in turn be overthrown 1890 Nov. 9, 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'etat of Brumaire
. Paris



France, War & Army Military Leaders Timeline ... See World Military Leaders timeline Top ^
1890 Nov. 22, 1890 Charles De Gaulle born   A French general, resistant, writer and statesman. He was the leader of Free France. He founded the Fifth Republic 1887 Aug. 15, 1769 Napoleon Bonaparte born   Southern France: Born to Carlo Maria di Buonaparte and Maria Letizia Ramolino in his family's ancestral home, in Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica



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1830 Jul. 13, 1191  Acre taken by Crusaders



France, War & Army Air Force Timeline ... See World Air Force timeline Top ^
2015 Sep.27 IS conflict: France launches air strikes in Syria
. Northern Syria Aug.23  Train shooting: 'Instinct' led US passengers to react Jan.26  Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain killing 10 people 2014 Dec.10  Jet crashes on central France home 2013 Feb.4  French jets target Mali rebel bases Feb.3  French jets bomb northern Mali Jan.13  French planes widen Mali attacks 2011 Mar.19  French fighter jets deployed over Libya 2004 Nov.6  France attacks Ivorian airbase



France, War & Army War Management Timeline ... See World War Management timeline Top ^
2015 Jun.1  Anti-IS coalition to discuss strategy at Paris meeting Jan.17  Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids Jan.12  Paris attacks: France to deploy 10,000 troops 2014 Sep.14  Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris 2013 Aug.30  France backs US on Syria action Jan.14  UN backs French Mali intervention Jan.13  France vows 'short' Mali campaign 2012 May.24  President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit 2009 Apr.4  Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll 2007 Sep.16  France warning of war with Iran 2006 Aug.25  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size 1940 Jun. 3, 1940   Evacuation of Dunkirk completed Map of Dunkirk France  It was the evacuation of Allied soldiers when British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army 1939 Sep. 3, 1939   Britain and France declare war on Germany  London: No Western power committed to launching a significant offensive, notwithstanding the terms of the Anglo-Polish and Franco-Polish military alliances 1802 May. 19, 1802 Order of the Legion of Honor created. Paris 1820 Nov. 27, 1095 Pope Urban II preaches First Crusade   Southern France: The First Crusade (10961099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to capture the Holy Lands called by Pope Urban II



France, War & Army Rebellion Timeline ... See World Rebellion timeline Top ^
2014 Dec.11  French troops kill jihadist leader in northern Mali 2013 Mar.23  France says militant Abou Zeid dead Feb.23  Mali operation reaches 'final phase' Feb.5  French 'kill hundreds' in Mali Jan.30  French forces take key Mali town Jan.28 French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu    Mali: French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists Jan.28  French troops 'surround Timbuktu' Jan.26  French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.11  France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali 2002 Dec.21  French fight Ivorian rebels 1890 Aug. 10, 1792 Storming of the Tuileries
. Paris 1889 Jul. 14, 1789 Fall of the Bastille   Paris: The prison only contained 7 inmates but was a symbol of the abuses of the monarchy: its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution 1858 Jan. 5, 1477 Defeat and death of Charles the Bold 1839 Mar. 30, 1282  Sicilian Vespers



France, War & Army Peace Efforts Timeline ... See World Peace Efforts timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.14  France urges end to Turkish assault on Kurds 2015 Oct.1  Russia and France meet amid tensions over air strikes Feb.7  Ukraine crisis: 'Last chance' for peace says Hollande Feb.5  Hollande and Merkel in key truce talks in Moscow 2014 Dec.6  Putin 'has hope' for Ukraine truce after talks with Hollande 2012 Apr.25  France: UN should consider force in Syria Feb.23  France, Britain to Syria: Cease attacks 2008 Aug.12  Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal 2006 Aug.24  France boosts Lebanon peace force Aug.5  U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N. 2003 Feb.10  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Jan.23  France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq 1973 Jan. 27, 1973   Vietnam War cease-fire signed
Map of The Peninsula Paris Paris France
  Paris: The Paris Peace Accords ended direct U.S. military combat, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam
1919 Sep. 10, 1919   Treaty of St. Germain signed Map of Ch%E2teau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye France  The Treaty was signed by the victorious Allies of World War I on the one hand and by the Republic of German-Austria on the other 1918 Nov. 11, 1918 Armistice ends World War I Map of Forest of Compi%E8gne France  The armistice between the Allies and Germany was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised the First World War 1871 May. 10, 1871 Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War. West Germany 1802 Mar. 27, 1802 Treaty of Amiens 1801 Feb. 9, 1801 Peace of Luneville 1889 Sep. 3, 1783   Definitive Treaty of Paris signed ending American Revolution  By representatives between Great Britain and the nations that supported the American cause: France, Spain and the Dutch Republic 1887 Feb. 10, 1763 Peace of Paris ceded Canada to Britain 1866 Apr. 3, 1559 Peace of Cateau-Cambresis ending Habsburg-Valois Wars 1863 Aug. 3, 1529 Treaty of Cambrai 1862 Jun. 4, 1520 Henry VIII and Francis I meet on Field of Cloth of Gold



France, War & Army Collateral Damage Timeline ... See World Collateral Damage timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria
2008 Jun.29  Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16



France, War & Army Military Anniversary Timeline ... See World Military Anniversary timeline Top ^
2016 Sat. French and German leaders mark Verdun battle centenary
Map of Verdun France
  President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel are to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest battle during WWI
2015 Jun.18  Battle of Waterloo service attended by Royal Family 2014 Aug.3 French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary Jun.6 D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Jun.5  D-Day anniversary: World leaders gather for ceremony 2009 Jun.6  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes 2004 Jun.6  D-Day: 'America would do it again'



France, War & Army Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.8  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Jun.4  Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France