By Micheline Duff
Les secrets and techniques de famille d’une amie et de captivantes recherches ont amené Micheline Duff à écrire cette poignante saga. targets démesurées, conflits entre les communautés, exploitation des travailleurs, rêves et illusions, haine et amour : tout y est pour que le lecteur tourne avidement chaque web page, jusqu’à los angeles dernière, l. a. curiosité piquée à vif et le coeur vivid d’émotion.
2 septembre 1880. Joseph Laurin se recueille une dernière fois devant l. a. dépouille de sa femme exposée dans le salon de leur maison. Quelques heures plus tard, après avoir mis le feu à l. a. demeure, il disparaît dans l. a. nuit, avec ses trois fillettes endormies dans los angeles charrette, pour ne plus jamais revenir au Saguenay.
C’est par ce fait réel que s’amorce le most excellent tome de l. a. saga historique Au bout de l’exil, où l. a. vérité et l. a. fiction s’entremêlent habilement pour raconter l’exode d’une famille vers los angeles Nouvelle-Angleterre. À l. a. recherche d’une vie meilleure, comme tant d’autres Canadiens français, Marguerite, Anne, Camille et leur étrange père vivront aux États-Unis des aventures palpitantes. Mais trouveront-ils le bonheur dans ce monde aussi fascinant que merciless, caractérisé par l. a. montée de l’industrialisation et du capitalisme ? Et le destin leur permettra-t-il de réaliser leur grand désir de survie et d’affranchissement ?
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That plan was not met with unconditional consent even by the top military. Nevertheless, the preparations and plans were comprehensive. By late March, more than 70 divisions were made available for the attack, codenamed Operation Michael, which was launched on 21 March between Arras and La Fère. 36 The integration of the plans for Operation Michael into German operational thinking is in line with the concept of a frontal breakthrough battle, which was developed as early as 1914. As a rule, this concept was given second priority behind envelopment and only implemented in exceptional cases, when a gap was found in the enemy line.
Like World War I, World War II did not see any decisive battles; rather, it remained a war of exhaustion, in which the leaders of the Wehrmacht became entangled and increasingly lost the initiative. 1 At first glance, this great expansion seems to have been the product a long series of ad hoc measures. Upon closer inspection, however, a different pattern emerges. Just below the surface of a great exercise in improvisation, one can see the interaction of two very different approaches to the problem of mass mobilization.
Where the original Expeditionary Force included five cavalry brigades and a robust logistics infrastructure, the ‘New Army’ had neither cavalry formations nor a mobile base nor a lines-of-communications organization. )31 Notwithstanding the role that Territorial units played in his original New Army scheme, Kitchener made no provision for an expansion of the Territorial Force. Indeed, during the three weeks that it took the recruiting machinery of the Regular Army to induct the 100,000 men Kitchener had called for, the War Office refrained from authorizing any increase in the authorized strength of the Territorial Force.
Au bout de l'exil, Tome 1: La grande illusion by Micheline Duff