The Rise And Fall Of The Paris Commune In 1871; With A Full Account Of The Bombardment, Capture…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilliam Pembroke Fetridge

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. Government circular--Capture of the Butte-aux-Caillcs--The Gobelins taken, but in flames--Fall of the forts Bicgtre and Ivry--Massacre of DominicansDeath of Milliere--Of Valles--General de Cissey--His brilliant career--Capture of the Hotel de Ville--The building in ruins--Advance on the Place de la Bastille--Attack on the Austerlitz bridge--The Mazas prisoners released Their death--Citizen Vincent--The Grenier d'Abondance in flames--Despatch of Ferr6 to Delescluze--The Chateau d'Eau--Artifices of the Commune--The Boulevard Magenta--Capture of the Chateau d'Eau--Death of Delescluze--Papers found on his person--Large number of prisoners taken--Preparations for blowing up the neighborhood--Place du Trone--More victims at La Roquette--The remaining prisoners erect barricades within the building--Some of them leave the prison and are murdered--Announcement made by the Minister of War in the National Assembly--Circular of M. Jules Favre to French Representatives at Foreign Courts--Answer to the Belgian and Spanish Governments--Protest of M. Victor Hugo--Ho is ejected from Belgium--Conflagration of the docks of La Villetto--Offers of firemen made by the English and Belgian Governments. THE terrible cannonade kept np during the night obliged the insurgents to evacuate the central portion of the city, and take refuge in the northwestern quarter, leaving only near the Halles and the Palais Royal a few battalions sacrificed in advance. Protected by their sharpshooters, and by the conflagrations they had lighted, they hoped sufficiently to cover their retreat. It is thought that they intended, under the protection of the cannon of the Buttes Chaumont, to retake the exterior boulevards, and thus cut off the French army; but they were then too utterly demo...

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. Government circular--Capture of the Butte-aux-Caillcs--The Gobelins taken, but in flames--Fall of the forts Bicgt...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217132545

ISBN - 13:9780217132541

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