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Pigeon Post from Tours? The siege of Paris and the use of microdots!

France declared war on Prussia in July of 1870 and so began the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71 (1).  The south German states, allied with Prussia and the superior organisation and Krupp manufactured artillery pieces of the Prussian and German armies made … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine ~ postcard of the ford crossing of the Brignon river

Here’s a lovely postcard image (c1920s) of the old ford crossing of the River Brignon at the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. The metal bridge and embankments which are now in place were only constucted after the … Continue reading

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Postcard of the Chateau of Amboise ~ and its story from 1906

Recently I added a couple of postcards of the Touraine to my small collection, this time through EBAY. The one below is a view of Amboise that, while interesting in itself, it is the reverse that tells a story. It … Continue reading

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