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  1. The Falaise pocket or battle of the Falaise pocket (German: Kessel von Falaise; 12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. Allied forces formed a pocket around Falaise, Calvados , in which German Army Group B , with the 7th Army and the Fifth Panzer Army (formerly Panzergruppe West ) were encircled by the Western Allies .

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    Dudo narrates a humorous story not repeated in other primary sources about Rollo's pledge of fealty to Charles III as part of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. The attendant bishops urged Rollo to kiss the king's foot to prove his allegiance. Rollo refused, saying "I will never bow my knees at the knees of any man, and no man's foot will I kiss."

  3. Treaty of Madrid, similar to previous Anglo-Spanish treaty although somewhat less strict regarding trade; England bankruptcy practically ends English support to Dutch Republic in Eighty Years' War; 1627 1629 Anglo-French War (1627–1629) England France: French victory Treaty of Suza; 1639 1653 Bishops' Wars (1639–1640) Scottish Royalists England

  4. The Château de Falaise (12th–13th century), which overlooks the town from a high crag (French: falaise), was formerly the seat of the Dukes of Normandy. Also, the Treaty of Falaise was signed at the castle in December 1174 between the captive William I, King of Scots, and the Plantagenet King of England, Henry II.

  5. Early life. Arthur was born in 1187, the son of Duchess Constance and Duke Geoffrey II of Brittany, who died before he was born.As an infant, Arthur was second in line to the succession of his paternal grandfather King Henry II of England, after his uncle Richard.

  6. The Commanders of World War II were for the most part career officers.They were forced to adapt to new technologies and forged the direction of modern warfare. Some political leaders, particularly those of the principal dictatorships involved in the conflict, Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union), Adolf Hitler (Germany), Benito Mussolini (Italy) and Emperor Hirohito (Japan), acted as supreme military ...

  7. The peace treaty of June 1885 gave the French control of Annam, the contested area of Indochina. They were obliged to evacuate Formosa and the Pescadores Islands [92] (which Courbet had wanted to retain as a French counterweight to British Hong Kong ), but the Chinese withdrawal from Tonkin left the way clear for them to reoccupy Lạng Sơn and to advance up the Red River to Lao Cai on the ...