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Archeology / History

The Saga of the Polluce

This scarcely credible tale is worthy of the best adventure novels. It could have been dreamed up by Alexandre Dumas, penned by Jules Verne and edited by Agatha Christie. Nothing has been forgotten; it features adventures, mysteries, a fortune, prison, politics and con artists – despite which, the fact is that this seafaring detective story relates nothing but the truth! It begins in the 19th century, involving counts and duchesses from various countries in Europe, the King of Sardinia and even the King of France in person. The epilogue deals with more recent years and looks at the role of the French and Italian authorities, English conmen and a French...

Gilbert Boulanger, aviateur de guerre

À quatre-vingt huit ans, un vétéran canadien de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Gilbert Boulanger, est reçu en héros dans la petite ville normande de Courseulles-sur-Mer. Le film raconte l’incroyable destin de cet homme dont le nom restera à jamais dans les mémoires des habitants de ce coin de France. En effet, au cours d’une cérémonie empreinte de grande émotion, et devant une foule nombreuse, l’école élémentaire de la commune a été baptisée du nom de cet ancien aviateur qui demeure à Sherbrooke au Québec. Le documentaire permet de mesurer tout le fossé qui sépare le Canada et la France en matière de reconnaissance envers les vétérans de la guerre contre les...

The Sun King's Secret Shipwreck

Louis XIV’s ship La Lune was wrecked off Toulon in November 1664. The ship was returning from an expedition to the Barbary Coast with nearly one thousand people on board, simple seamen or nobles of the highest rank. In an instant all was lost, men and their belongings, the cargo and the ship. Under pressure from the Sun King and his entourage, who planned to conceal the disaster, La Lune was quickly forgotten. Discovered by an Ifremer submarine in 1993, the wreck lies in 90 metres of water. In a state of magificent preservation, like some underwater Pompei, she will, starting in 2012, be the subject of an exceptional archeological investigation, bringing...