The Good Land
In the second half of the 900s, the Vikings return to France, but this time they choose unification over robbery. With a political connection, this paves the way for the Duchy of Normandy.
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- Ch 354Helicopter WarfareIn the Iraq War, flying in the desert poses unique difficulties - the dust storm that accompanies every landing and take-off - and the lack of places to hide. When a young Royal Navy pilot comes under fire from a tank, he soon finds himself engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse.The Rise and Fall of VersaillesThe life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world.