Franco-Prussian love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to both France and Prussia, as in, for example, the Franco-Prussian War.


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  • He humiliated France in the Franco-Prussian war, as Kim Willsher reports in the Guardian.

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  • It was painted soon after the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War that led to the creation of a united Germany with Prussia's King Wilhelm as its monarch -- thanks to the great German statesman, Prince Otto von Bismarck.

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  • Observing the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, Sheridan commented to President Grant that he had “seen much of great interest,” particularly the battles of Beaumont, Gravellotte, and Sedan, but he added, “I have not found the difference very great, but that difference is to the credit of our own country.”

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  • And after France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian war, Pierre de Coubertin devised the revival of the Olympic Games for much the same reason.

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  • As a young man, Escoffier had cooked in the army during the Franco-Prussian War, and he recognized that many of its protocols were well suited to the kitchen which, not unlike the battlefield, is a chaotic, dangerous place that tends to produce among its denizens an intense feeling of survival-born camaraderie.

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  • The bill came due in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War; patriotic German paintings from the time show manly Prussian troopers upsetting "mincingly delicate furniture."

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  • His studies were cut short by the traumatic events of the Franco-Prussian War and its aftermath, and he was one of the thousands of communard refugees who fled to London in 1871.

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  • The Franco-Prussian War in 1870 stopped construction on the opera house and resulted in France's defeat and Napoléon III's abdication.

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  • Pretty sure they were some early eighties Franco-Prussian band.

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  • I would further posit that since the world center for producing these is in Germany and Switzerland, the supply to the United States wsa more than likely interrupted during WWI, if not the Franco-Prussian rar before that.

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