Alsace-Lorraine


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Alsace-Lorraine

n
(Placename) an area of NE France, comprising the modern regions of Alsace and Lorraine: under German rule 1871–1919 and 1940–44. Area: 14 522 sq km (5607 sq miles). German name: Elsass-Lothringen

Al′sace-Lor•raine′



n.
a region in NE France, including the former provinces of Alsace and Lorraine.
Translations

Alsace-Lorraine

[ˈælsæsləˈreɪn] NAlsacia-Lorena f

Alsace-Lorraine

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Peace came--it was all very immense, one had turned into an Empire--but he knew that some quality had vanished for which not all Alsace-Lorraine could compensate him.
We all have an idea," Kinsley replied grimly; "India for Russia; a large slice of China for Japan, with probably Australia thrown in; Alsace-Lorraine for France's neutrality.
It was in 1987, the Great Truce having been dissolved, that the ancient quarrel between France and Germany over Alsace-Lorraine recrudesced.
France regained Alsace-Lorraine after World War I, ceded it back to Germany early in World War II, and then regained it permanently after that war.
Following the battle front in detail, the authors remind us in the first chapter that in August 1914, Alsace-Lorraine immediately became an important battleground, allowing the French to temporarily regain Sarrebourg, Mulhouse, and Colmar.
In schools, children were taught how to draw the whole of the German empire (or French, depending), with Alsace-Lorraine firmly within, until they knew the shape by heart and felt a strong sense of connection and pride to the greater entity.
But Europe's new political maturity is coinciding with the decay of Europe's old industrial fabric: the destiny of this little corner of Alsace-Lorraine is reflected across Europe, in Charleroi and Tyneside, in Sagunto and Brescia.
Alsace-Lorraine offers historians precise comparisons between the two nations.
Scholars who have directed their attention to the French peace movement during this period have recognized the centrality of the Alsace-Lorraine problem.
He revisits his roots in Alsace-Lorraine where his eyes are opened to the quiet dignity and the modest, natural, self-assured ways of his countrymen, which changes his whole philosophy of life.
Topics include establishing medieval identities, building identity from the official dictionary, building linguistic nationalism in Alsace-Lorraine, and dealing with the pluralcentricity of French identities.
He revisits his roots in Alsace-Lorraine where, for the first time in his life, his eyes are opened to the quiet dignity and the modest, natural, self-assured ways of his countrymen, which changes his whole philosophy of life.