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Camille Saint-Saëns - Marche Héroïque, Op. 34 (1870)


It’s my middle daughter’s birthday today. This a piece that she played at her most recent national children’s orchestra concert. 34 more words


The Battles of Sedan

Two decisive fights
threw down France with great gnashed bites.
Bloody or not: sleights.


Sunday Amusement

SUNDAY AMUSEMENT. — There will be the usual excursion to Belle Isle to-day, and besides the other attractions, an open air brass band concert. This is becoming quite a place of resort. 24 more words


Was the Franco-Prussian War a Modern or Total War?

Total war

The term was first coined by Ludendorff 1918 to signify a departure from previous modes of conflict. It essentially involved the necessary mobilisation of material, intellectual, and moral energies against all legitimate objects of war. 1,085 more words