Today's music link:
At the Hotel De Ville peace still reigned - despite the nearby fighting the emphasis here was very much on 'jaw jaw' rather than 'war war.' Oh dear,
MacMahon's troops rolled forward inexorably.
By now, and by arrangement with the Prussians, Thiers, the Government's Chief Executive had sent two regiments of infantry by rail to enter the city from the north.
The new chaps were Bretons and no friends of Paris. The main danger to them was from ill-aimed Government artillery shells! In a happy ending of sorts, the Archbishop who you'll recall was being held hostage, was freed by daring agents in the service of Thiers and the worried cleric was soon safe behind Government lines.
Here are some of the more poorly cast and badly painted figures used in the game.
From left: Colonel Megy, General Gallifet, General Cissey, General Cluseret, Marshal MacMahon, Colonel Rossel.
Well done to them all!