Franco-German War and Insurrection of the Commune

Franco-German War and Insurrection of the Commune

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...The fight was long and terrible. Onr batteries checked the advance of the Prussian columns on the plateau; at 11 o'clock the efforts of the enemy were entirely defeated. At 4 o'clock the fire ceased, and we remained masters of the field of battle. The 3d of December, without the enemy being able to harass our retreat, aided by the fog, 100,000 of the second army recrossed the Marne, leaving the Prussian army to carry off its dead. Our losses on these several days were--Officers: Killed. Wounded. Second army 61 301 Third army 8 22 Army corps of Saint Denis 3 19 72 342 Soldiers: Killed. "Wounded. Second army 711 4,098 Third army 192 364 Army corps of Saint Denis 33 218 936 4,680 Killed. Wonnded. Officers 72 342 Soldiers 936 4,680 1,008 5,022 A detailed report addressed to the minister of war will be published hereafter. The losses of the enemy were very considerable; they are in proportion to the efforts he made to carry our positions. Overwhelmed by a formidable artillery fire on all points where he showed him9elf, our projectiles reached his most distant reserves. In addition, officers, prisoners of war, have stated that several regiments were annihilated by the fire of our infantry in front of Champigny. By order. SCHMITZ, General Chief of Staff. No. 128. Mr. Washburne to Mr. Fish. No. 335. Legation Of The United States, Paris, December 12, 1870. (Received January 4, 1871.) Sib: Since my dispatch of one week ago to day, No. 328, no events of any importance have transpired in Paris. The extreme cold weather of the last week has prevented any military operations about the city. It is said that preparations are going on for another sortie, and, if the weather be favorable, that it is likely to take place the last of this week. In the Paris...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631609
  • 9781236631602