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Image: Napoleon’s Lost Sword February 2, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Image: Napoleon's Lost Sword

  This image is unfortunately not a photograph, but German text-book fodder from the early part of the nineteenth century. Yet it captures perfectly one of the most painful encounters in modern history. 2 September 1870 the French army, goaded foolishly into a war with little Prussia, surrendered at Sedan and the balance of power […]