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  • Fontainebleau, France
    Monday Apr 4, 1814

    Napoleon

    They confronted Napoleon

    Fontainebleau, France
    Monday Apr 4, 1814

    On 4 April, led by Michel Ney, they confronted Napoleon. Napoleon asserted the army would follow him, and Ney replied the army would follow its generals. While the ordinary soldiers and regimental officers wanted to fight on, without any senior officers or marshals any prospective invasion of Paris would have been impossible.




  • France
    Sunday Apr 4, 1982

    Falklands War

    Conqueror

    France
    Sunday Apr 4, 1982

    The nuclear-powered submarine Conqueror set sail from France on 4 April, whilst the two aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes, in the company of escort vessels, left Portsmouth only a day later.




  • France
    Saturday Apr 4, 2009

    NATO Establishment

    The Return of France To Full Membership

    France
    Saturday Apr 4, 2009

    The policies of French President Nicolas Sarkozy resulted in a major reform of France's military position, culminating with the return to full membership on 4 April 2009, which also included France rejoining the NATO Military Command Structure, while maintaining an independent nuclear deterrent.




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