Wounded and a Prisoner of War

Wounded and a Prisoner of War

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"[...]schemes for the dispersal of the crowd. The Sous-prefecture, on top of the hill, is a large comfortable-looking villa, surrounded by quite a large garden, palm-trees, and flower-beds, with an imposing stone entrance-gate. Opposite the gateway is an open square, behind us were the curious crowds of Avesnois. In front, to our astonishment, the road was blocked, and two sides of the square filled up by a whole brigade of the British troops. A hurried consultation with Picton-Warlow as to our next move allowed time for the crowd behind to form up on the remaining side of the square in the evident expectation of some interesting military ceremonial. The entrance to the Sous-prefet's house was guarded by an officier de gendarmerie on a black horse. We advanced towards this official, and after mutual salutes requested to see the Sous-prefet. "M.le Sous-prefet was receiving the generals, but would be quite[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 285.76g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507539738
  • 9781507539736