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Tag: France

The Economist: Carving up the Middle East

This week in 1915, British diplomat Mark Sykes described for The Economist the battle underway in the Middle East. A few months later he carved up control of the region with his French counterpart Francois George Picot. The impact of the secret agreeement they reached is still being felt today.  

ESA: Flying over the English Channel

A nighttime timelapse flying west to east over the English Channel towards Northern Europe and Russia.  

GreshamCollege: Royal Houses from the Saxons to the Hundred Years’ War – Simon Thurley

Early Royal residences have much to teach us about the role of British Kings. Simon Thurley reveals all the palace secrets.  

Earth from Space: Pushing Pyla

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, we examine France’s Dune of Pyla and the Arcachon Bay.

Earth from Space: Tidal island

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, we look at Mont Saint Michel and its surrounding bay in northwest France.