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Lot 31

SIEGE OF PARIS: 1871 (January 11), original telegram form with 7 pages of text from the exile government at Bordeaux addressed to all French prefects and sub-prefects, repeating the contents of 3 official reports which were transported the day before with the ballon 'GAMBETTA' out of besieged Paris. Highly interesting contents about the bombardment of the Prussian army on Paris, which had started a few days before. The top form with date stamp "BOURG 11 JANV. 71". A highly interesting and most remarkable document of the siege of Paris and "Ballons montés"