Category Archives: News about France

D-Day: A look back 73 years, and three years

Today’s posting is a remembrance, because June 6, 2017 is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of the beaches of Normandy, getting “boots on the ground” to begin the final defeat of Hitler’s Nazi forces. Almost three years … Continue reading

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Election efficiency

The French political scene is rarely covered in Radio Free Daglan, since (quite frankly) I know nothing about it that isn’t already covered in the mass media. However, I did mention the current presidential election in a posting of April 22, … Continue reading

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The Sarlat Test, and a sad sign of our times

We are now over the hump — which is to say the peak of the Tourist Season, which in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA) runs roughly from mid-July to mid-August. You can see the cars heading back to other parts of France, the Netherlands … Continue reading

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A terribly sad weekend

We were headed to bed fairly late on Friday, November 13, when my wife Jan decided to head upstairs to the computer and take a final look at the news online. And that’s when we learned about the horrors — … Continue reading

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