AGINCOURT: We got our own back in 1415 when our legendary longbowmen crushed a larger French force in the 100 Years' War. Henry V took part in handto-hand fighting while their bloke, Charles VI, had a nervous breakdown.
Rouen is closely associated with Joan of Arc and in the Old Market Square a huge cross marks the spot where she was burnt at the stake on May 30, 1431 in the midst of the 100 Years' War which stands in front of the very modern St Joan of Arc's Church, its interior like a mini amphitheatre, its billowing wooden roof evoking the sea.
The French have a traditionally and historically poor opinion of the English (the 100 Years' War lives), but they can be very kind and helpful to those they consider to be genuinely struggling to achieve inclusivity.
With a morale-boosting Golden Globe win under its belt for foreign-language pie, United Artists' "No Man's Land" is back in the trenches, gunning for an Oscar nom with one of the slowest blossoming campaigns this side of the 100 Years' War.