Thursday, 2 September 2010

Battle of Sedan 1870

This battle was fought on the 1st September though it was celebrated on the 2nd in Germany.

In 1873, Napoleon III's last words were addressed to his friend, doctor Henri Conneau:

"Henri, were you there at Sedan?" (Henri, etiez-vous à Sedan?)
"Yes, Majesty" (Oui, Sire)
"We were not cowards at Sedan, were we?" (N'est-ce pas que nous n'avons pas été des lâches à Sedan?)

And he died shortly after.[3][4]

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