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Vae Victis!, 1871
Garde Mobile de la Seine, Siege of Paris, 1870-1871 Featured Image

Garde Mobile de la Seine, Siege of Paris, 1870-1871

Garde Mobile de la Seine, Siege of Paris, 1870-1871. Print from a series titled Souvenirs du Siege de Paris. After the disastrous defeat of the French at Sedan and the capture of Napoleon III, the Prussians surrounded Paris on 9 September 1870, besieging the city until its eventual surrender in January 1871. The Garde Nationale was an army recruited from the citizenry of Paris to defend it against any Prussian assault. They were instrumental in the overthrow of the government in March 1871 and the establishment of the Paris Commune. From a private collection

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Map of the Battle of Wissembourg, 4 August 1870, (c1872). Creator: R. Walker Featured Image

Map of the Battle of Wissembourg, 4 August 1870, (c1872). Creator: R. Walker

Map of the Battle of Wissembourg, 4 August 1870, (c1872). Map: Drawn under the Superintendance of Captain Hozier, showing the enemy positions. The Battle of Wissembourg (or Weissenburg), was the first of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. Three German army corps surprised the small French garrison at Wissembourg, which has at different periods in history been part of both France and Germany. From "The Franco-Prussian War: its causes, incidents and consequences", Volume I, by Captain H M Hozier. [William Mackenzie, London, 1872]

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Paris and its Environs, showing the Fortifications, (c1872). Creator: R. Walker Featured Image

Paris and its Environs, showing the Fortifications, (c1872). Creator: R. Walker

Paris and its Environs, showing the Fortifications, (c1872). Map: Drawn under the Superintendence of Captain Hozier, showing French and Prussian batteries (artillery positions). After the disastrous defeat of the French at Sedan and the capture of Napoleon III, the Prussians surrounded Paris on 9 September 1870. The city held out despite famine, disease and cold until a bombardment with heavy siege guns led to its surrender on 28 January 1871. From "The Franco-Prussian War: its causes, incidents and consequences", Volume II, by Captain H M Hozier. [William Mackenzie, London, 1872]

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