killed At Saarbruck; An Englishman's Adventures During The War. [between France And Prussia In 1870.] by Edward Leggekilled At Saarbruck; An Englishman's Adventures During The War. [between France And Prussia In 1870.] by Edward Legge

killed At Saarbruck; An Englishman's Adventures During The War. [between France And Prussia In 1870…

byEdward Legge

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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. 1870. Excerpt: ... At Cologne Again. 45 CIIAPTEE VII. At Cologne Again--Arrival of News of the Three Great Victories--Enthusiasm of the People--The "Mitrailleuse Prinz"--"Die Wacht am Rhein "--Scenes at the Cafes--A Grand Illumination--" We have Closed the Mouth of Napoleon." IT was my good fortune to be in Cologne on the Sunday following the great Prussian victories at Weissemburg, Worth, and Saarbrucken. The news of the Saturday's battles arrived on Sunday morning, and immediately the whole city was notified of the intelligence. The bells rang, flags were hung out, bands paraded, the streets were crowded with people, the cafes were full, the newspaper offices were thronged, and everybody was reading the affiches on the walls. I never saw a people so quickly infected with delirious excitement. In the cafes they were singing "Die Wacht am Ehein!" and making fun of "the Mitrailleuse Prinz," as they christened the Prince Imperial, who it was reported had fired the first mitrailleuse at Saarbrucken on the previous Tuesday. The scenes ' at the restaurations were both amusing and exciting. You saw an obese German with his arms round the neck of a lank youth, who vainly struggled to free himself from the unwelcome embrace; students were there, brimful of patriotism, chanting Kriegs-lied one after the other; glasses were clinked to the honour of Germany, and glasses were also broken in honour of the Fatherland; there was no end to the enthusiasm. A word en parenthese anent "Die Wacht am Ehein." It was written in 1840 by Max Schneckenburger, who was born at Thalheim, Wurtemberg. The words were set to music by several composers (Erck and Greef, according to a writer in the Athenceum, first set it in the "Chorliedersammlung fur Schulem"), but the only tune that now lives is that comp...
Title:killed At Saarbruck; An Englishman's Adventures During The War. [between France And Prussia In 1870…Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217144799

ISBN - 13:9780217144797

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