THE CAUSES OF THE FRANCO-GERMAN WAR
"After the fatal year 1866, the Empire was in a state of decadence."--L. GREGOIRE, Histoire de France.
The irony of history is nowhere more manifest than in the curious destiny which called a Napoleon III. to the place once occupied by Napoleon I., and at the very time when the national movements, unwittingly called to vigorous life by the great warrior, were attaining to the full strength of... more...