Cassell's History of the War Between France and Germany, 1870-1871

Cassell's History of the War Between France and Germany, 1870-1871

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of his Majesty the Emperor of Germany, and of the French National Assembly sitting at Bordeaux. "In evidence of which, the undersigned have appended to the present Preliminary Treaty their signatures and seals. "Done at Versailles, the 26th February, 1871. (Signed) "A. Thiers. "jules Favre. "Von Bismarck. "The Kingdoms of Bavaria and Wiirtemberg and the Grand Duchy of Baden, having taken part in the present war as allies of Prussia, and now forming part of the German Empire, the undersigned adhere to the present convention in the name of their respective sovereigns. "Versailles, 26th February, 1871. (Signed) "Count Von Bray Steinburg. "Baron Von WERTHER. ' Mittnacht. "jolly." This treaty--the effects of which on the condition of continental Europe were ot the most important character--is said to have been ready prepared for a long time by the wary and politic German Chancellor. While the French were vainly struggling with their fate, Bismarck was quietly drawing up the act of humiliation to which he was resolved that they should set their hands. There is something in this quiet, secret, unswerving predetermination, backed as it is by an apparently resistless power of putting it in execution, which gives to modern Germany so tremendous and formidable a character. The original sum demanded by Prussia as a money indemnity was six milliards ( 240,000,000 in English currency)--an amount so enormous that the new French Ambassador at the British capital, the Duke de Broglie--who had been appointed on the recognition of the Republic by England immediately after the meeting of the National Assembly and the formation of a regular Government--represented to her Majesty's Ministers that it would be...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624033
  • 9781236624031