Some Notes of the Past

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W. Clowes and Sons, Limited] Printed for private circulation, 1892 - Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 - 72 pages
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Page 19 - ... carriage drawn by four horses, accompanied by his staff. " His features showed little emotion," Wolff, jotting down his impressions at the time, wrote. " He leaned heavily on the servant who helped him out, but walked well. He wore a red kepi embroidered in gold and decorations on his uniform. A dispatch was given him, and after speaking to some of the French Legation and the Belgian authorities he sat down and wrote. He then walked on the platform of the station, and on returning to the waiting-room...
Page 57 - Mayors, as well as two members of the Municipal Council, have been seized as hostages. The houses in which the crime was committed have been burnt and razed, and the entire communes are threatened with the same fate if the gendarmes taken prisoners are not at once set free.

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