Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal I...
At the beach near Cap Breton in Aquitane, France, you can see the remains of Bunkers which should protect occupied France for the landing of the allied Forces. These Bunkers are now, 60 years later, washed out by the sea of the Dunes where they originally where placed. They were never used, because the D-Day invasion occured some 300 miles away in the north of France.
Annotated vertical aerial photograph taken during a 'Circus' operation by No. 2 Group aircraft, showing an attack on the power station at Comines, France. Explosions and smoke are rising from direct hits on the boiler house, the pump house and the circulating water pipes of the power station (bottom). Direct hits on workers' houses can also be seen within the marked rectangle (middle). 24 Brist...
The Old State House was built in 1713 to house the government offices of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It is the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The center of political life in the colonies, the Old State House has been called one of the most important public buildings in Colonial America.
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