Tuesday, February 23, 2010

30Jan1871,The Starvation Point in Paris

HOLKER, January 30th, 1871.
—The surrender of Paris is finally accomplished ; the Germans occupy the forts ; the garrison to be disarmed, and a heavy "requisition" made. The starvation point must have been all but reached, for the very bread that was doled out was made of nasty odds and ends, and fuel was very scarce. The cold has been the cause of terrible sufferings thro' out the country.

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