Eaux mortelles à Vichy by Christophe Stener

By Christophe Stener

Pastiche d’Agatha Christie, le roman narre l’enquête d’un jeune Lieutenant de police dépassé par les dix assassinats perpétrés à Vichy, reine des villes d’eau, par un tueur en série. Les frustrations provoquées par le déclin du thermalisme, l’emprise de l. a. Compagnie Fermière de Vichy, les haines héritées de los angeles sombre période de l’État de Vichy, les jalousies conjugales, les supposées visées chinoises sur los angeles ville sont los angeles trame de fond de l’intrigue.

Débutant sur un mode humoristique, le livre devient sombre quand le policier découvre los angeles lutte politique entre l’internationale ultranationaliste et les humanistes vichyssois.

Ambiance à l. a. Claude Chabrol pour dénouer l’intrigue par un portrait acide des mœurs légères de los angeles gentry bourbonnaise. Une visite de l. a. ville thermale agrémentée de dix meurtres.

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19 The Joint Liaison Conference was the venue where various strategic ideas would be introduced and solutions hammered out in negotiation between the two main services of the army and navy. Negotiation between the army and navy occurred at every level, from the highest level in the Joint Liaison Conference to relatively minor operations involving regiments or battalions of troops and small fleets or task groups. 20 Admiral Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet until his death in April 1943, wielded power and formulated strategy in his area of the Pacific Ocean much like Nimitz did in the Central and Northern Pacific.

The possibility that such a plan might have succeeded implies that the Japanese defeats at Coral Sea and at Midway were not simply milestones; they changed the path that the war would take. The FS Operation was postponed and later canceled; the overland operation to take Port Moresby via the Kokoda Trail was commenced. Two comments need to be made at this point. First, the Japanese execution of Stage Two operations might have gone better than they did. The prosecution of the war had a decisive Discerning Japan’s Strategic Possibilities 27 effect on its outcome.

The blockade of Australia depended not only on the occupation of Fiji, Samoa, and New Caledonia, and the resultant severance of Allied air traffic over this giant swath of the Pacific Ocean, but also on the reduction of Allied shipping from the United States to Australia. Thus, the decisive naval battle that was sought by invading Midway was not a battle to be fought simply for its own sake, for the sake of sinking warships, or for the purpose of single-handedly bringing the United States to the negotiating table.

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