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Photos: European Ariane 5 rocket climbs into space from French Guiana. An Ariane 5 rocket soared into orbit from French Guiana on Jan. 25 with the commercial SES 14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellite, but the launcher missed its mark and released the telecom craft int...
Highlights of our visit to the Iles of Salut or "Islands of Savation" as they were known by missionaries trying to escape the plague on mainland Guiana. After the "Bagne de Cayenne" or Penal Colony of Cayenne was built by the French in 1852 the islands collectively became known as "Devils Island". The island prision was made famous by the movie Papaillon, starring Steve McQueen, in 1973.
Reel 1. Intertitle gives viewer a brief introduction to the history of British Guiana. Georgetown on the Demerara River - the capital. View from on board a boat. The Government Ferry. La Penitence Wharf. People stand on the docks. Views of the Georgetown streets from the front of a tram. Another tram passes in the opposite direction. Men laying tram tracks move out of the way as the tram approaches. We see Georgetown police station. Also seen are lorries crammed with people, tree lined avenues, grand colonial buildings etc. Armistice Day parade. British Guiana Militia and Police form a Guard of Honour. Golf is popular in Georgetown. Well-to-do white men and their wives arrive at a golf course by car. We see some of the men teeing off. They have a black caddie. Cri...
French Guiana is an overseas region of France located in South America. The first inhabitants were the native americans. Africans(incuding mulattos,and blacks) Make up 66% of population. Slavery was abolished in 1848. (Song) avec le temps by sweet way
Devils Island Penal Colony - French Guiana. The penal colony of Cayenne commonly known as Devil's Island, was a notorious prison of the 19th and 20th centuries. It operated at several locations in French Guiana. Opened in 1852, it is notorious for being used for internal exile of French political prisoners during that period, the most famous of which was Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The system was closed down in 1953. The prison system stretched over several locations, on the mainland and in the off-shore Îles du Salut group. Île Royale was the reception centre for the general population of the penal colony; they were housed in moderate freedom due to the difficulty of escape from the island. Île Saint-Joseph was the Reclusion, where inmates were sent to be punished by solitary confinement in...
Quelques aéronefs en Guyane. Aéroport Félix Eboué (Matoury) BONUS: Ariane 5 vue d'un Cessna 172 ! Aimez ma page, Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/samy.khodr.photography Abonnez-vous, Instagram : http://instagram.com/samy_khodr Mes photos en HD, Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/samy_khodr/ Je remercie Youri !
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French Guiana / officially Guyane is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department / département d'outre-mer, or DOM located on the northern coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil and Suriname. Like the other DOMs, French Guiana is also an overseas region of France, one of the 26 regions of France. Its currency is the euro. The prefecture is Cayenne. The addition of the adjective "French" comes from colonial times when three such colonies existed: British Guiana (now Guyana), Dutch Guiana (now Suriname) and French Guiana. The three are still often collectively referred to as the Guianas. French Guiana was originally inhabited by a number of indigenous American people. It was settled by the French during the 17th century. After the Tre...
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