Sunday, March 19

Paris Commune 1871

French troops assaulting a barricade during the Paris Commune.
Wikipedia - "The Paris Commune (French: La Commune de Paris, IPA: [la kɔmyn də paʁi]) was a radical socialist and revolutionary government that ruled Paris from 18 March to 28 May 1871. Following the defeat of Emperor Napoleon III in September 1870, the French Second Empire swiftly collapsed. In its stead rose a Third Republic at war with Prussia, which laid siege to Paris for four months. A hotbed of working-class radicalism, France's capital was primarily defended during this time by the often politicized and radical troops of the National Guard rather than regular Army troops. In February 1871 Adolphe Thiers, the new chief executive of the French national government, signed an armistice with Prussia that disarmed the Army but not the National Guard. ..."
ROAR - On this day in 1871: Paris Commune established
New Yorker: The Fires of Paris
W - Communards' Wall
Pere-Lachaise: The Communards Wall and More at the World’s Most Famous Cemetery
Guardian - La Commune: a lesson in audacity
YouTube: The Paris Commune