Five Aurignacians in turmoil

From July 19, 1870 to January 28, 1871, France opposed the war to a coalition of German states comprising a total of 22 confederations, an alliance led by Prussia and its chancellor Otto von Bismarck.

Bismarck distorts a slight diplomatic dispute into contempt. Napoleon III’s political mistakes isolate France. The regime is pushing towards confrontation with Prussia.

The peace treaty was signed on May 10, 1871 and gave victory to Germany. France loses Alsace and Lorraine, which will be retaken during the victory of 1918.

The conflict left 139,000 French dead and 474,400 captured in 6 months and 10 days.

Paris was besieged from September 17, 1870. The cities of Strasbourg, Metz, Valsburg, Peronne, Belfort, Becci…

Memorials will be erected to honor those who died for the Fatherland. One of the most famous of them is the Balfour Lion.

The first to leave the Aurignacian was Eustache Boube, born September 20, 1847 at 11 a.m., the son of Joseph Pope, a Mason, and Françoise Ferrer, a housewife and living in the Château district. He is a construction worker, has brown hair, gray eyes and is 1 meter 61 tall. A corporal in the Marine Regiment, he campaigned against Germany from August 8 to September 20, 1870.

Joseph Gabriel Mathieu Dorliak, born May 4, 1848 at 5 am, son of Nicholas Dorliak, plantation owner and Julie Duclos. He has brown hair and eyes. A wheel maker by profession, he campaigned against Africa from 12 June to 13 October 1870 and against Germany from 19 October 1870 to 31 January 1871.

Antoine Sabbathy, born December 7, 1848 at 9 p.m. in the Monde district, the son of Pierre Sabbathy, a peddler, and Jeanne Lario, a housewife, lives in Alain. He has brown hair, gray eyes, a length of 1 m 69 and he is domestic. He campaigned against Germany in an infantry regiment between 1870 and 1871.

Jean-Baptiste Joseph Gilbert, born March 17, 1849 at 8 a.m., the son of Germain Gilbert, a tool maker, and Jean Adoy, campaigned from November 21, 1870 to March 17, 1871 in an artillery regiment.

Jean-Favian Noguès, born December 19, 1850 at 4 a.m., son of Guillaume Noguès, an oil press, and Marie Courtad. He has brown hair and black eyes and is 60 meters tall. He campaigned from February 12 to March 7, 1871.

> If you are passionate about the history of the villages of Terres d’Aurignac, contact Christian Courrège at 06 08 42 36 50 – email: [email protected]

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