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Paris in Peril : Cambridge Library Collection - European History - Henry Vizetelly

Paris in Peril

Cambridge Library Collection - European History

Paperback Published: 24th November 2011
ISBN: 9781108035385
Number Of Pages: 296

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Henry Vizetelly (1820-94), whose two-volume Glances Back through Seventy Years is also reissued in this collection, was an English journalist based in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War, which concluded with the downfall of Napoleon III and the end of the second French Empire. First published in 1882, this is the second in a two-volume collection of his writings during this turbulent period. Describing the effects of the blockade of Paris on the civilian population as well as the army, he praises the continuing bravery of the French even in the face of inevitable defeat. In an interesting epilogue, he holds the French General Trochu's 'frivolous' approach accountable for the fall of Paris to the much better led Prussian army. Caricatures of the day depicted Trochu as a donkey restraining the lions of the French army - an image which was used again to great effect during the First World War.

'From grave to gay'
Events of ill omen
Waiting for succour
'Death or victory!'
The psychological moment
Conquered by famine
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ISBN: 9781108035385
ISBN-10: 1108035388
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - European History : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 24th November 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38

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