Monday September 21, 2020

Alsace forges its own identity

The French take Bastille Day, which falls on Tuesday, very seriously - and having nearly lost their country twice in the last 100 years, it is easy to understand why.

11th July, 2009

The French take Bastille Day, which falls on Tuesday, very seriously - and having nearly lost their country twice in the last 100 years, it is easy to understand why.

One French region in particular has always been especially concerned about its identity, namely Alsace. Fought over by Europe’s major powers for almost 2,500 years, almost every group which has set foot on the soil of Alsace seems to have tried to call it its own....

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