Monthly Archives: February 2014

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde     Place de la Concorde Arrondissement 8th Quarter La Madeleine Length 359 m (1,178 ft) Width 212 m (696 ft) Creation 1772 Denomination 1830 The Place de la Concorde seen from the Pont de la Concorde; in front, the … Continue reading

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Taxis of the Marne, September 1914

  With German forces close to achieving a breakthrough against beleaguered French forces outside Paris between 6-8 September 1914, a decision was taken by French military authorities to despatch emergency troop reinforcements from Paris. Extraordinarily these were despatched – on … Continue reading

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