How Prussia Ended The French Empire: Franco-Prussian War | Animated History

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1: Wawro, G. (2010). The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr.
2: Badsey, S. (2014). The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871. Oxford: Osprey Publishing.
3: Kovacs, Arpad F. "French Military Institutions before the Franco-Prussian War." The American Historical Review 51, no. 2 (1946): 217-35.
4: Howard, M. (1961). The Franco-Prussian War; the German invasion of France, 1870-1871. New York, NY: Macmillan.
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  • Get Surfshark VPN at Enter promo code HISTORIAN for 83% off and 3 extra months for FREE! Small correction to the narration at 26:26. When referring to the Paris Commune, we refer to them as communist revolutionaries. But as a few of you helpfully pointed out, this is an oversimplification. The commune was actually made up of a number of different radical groups who were collectively called the Communards, as well as some National Guardsmen who refused to stand down and joined the commune. The communards consisted of radical republicans, socialists, and anarchists. The main figures of the movement had no links to traditional Marxism. Another small correction is that Belgium's territory should not include Eupen-Malmedy as shown in our continental map of Europe. Sign up for Armchair History TV today! Promo code: ARMCHAIRHISTORY for 50% OFF Merchandise available at Check out the new Armchair History TV Mobile App too! Discord: Twitter:

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    • Next subject: The battle of the Java sea Indonesian revolutianery war The battle of Surabaya The general assault of Jogja 1949

      Dimas PutraDimas Putra2 dögum síðan
    • You should do a video on the Rhodesian Bush war.

      andrewandrew8 dögum síðan
    • @Wildfire While that's true, France had an outsized presence in British thinking for nearly 1,000 years - from the Norman conquest to very early in the 20th Century. Ten centuries of warfare between Britain and France clouded thinking on both sides until the state visit to France by Edward VII in 1903 and the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904. The many marriages between British royalty and various German states going back to the time of James I meant closer ties for four centuries. Small wonder that Britain didn't worry about the Prussianized Germany until the reign of the demented Wilhelm II.

      Richard ClevelandRichard Cleveland10 dögum síðan
    • well i guess as marx used the Paris Commune as an example it did influence marx not the other way around

      LHCreeperLHCreeper10 dögum síðan
    • @Richard Cleveland yeah, I can understand that if that's your take

      KzrDtlKzrDtl15 dögum síðan
  • 13:12 da vicky 2 music

    BlepsiBlepsi2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Enjoyed the presentation. According to Michael Howard, one reason the French artillery was not as effective against the nevertheless superior Prussian canon was that the canon balls were the wrong gauge for too many of the French artillery pieces. Ah, if only the wonders of quality assurance had been put to use. Also, French logistics by antiquated rail were dismal.

    Gregory LittleGregory Little3 klukkustundum síðan
  • I would like to know of the french still had better guns in ww1

    Some WeebSome Weeb5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ur lighting and background are uncanny

    Gara TeaserGara Teaser5 klukkustundum síðan
  • I really don't like how much terminology you have to google during the video. I also don't like, when references to people are made, that they aren't accompanied by their on screen name and image (even though they do appear at other points). Look at how Oversimplified does things, constantly reminding you who each person is, it makes it so much easier to follow your story. (edit) I do really like the video though, these are just the things I have criticism on, the things that are already good don't need commenting.

    CrazyOrcCrazyOrc8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Fun fact: japanese flag was inspired by French 😅

    Rajeshwar chinnaRajeshwar chinna15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Napoleon to Napoleon III "You r a disgrace to my name"

    Rajeshwar chinnaRajeshwar chinna15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Bruh the French lost at Mars-La-Tour because they were way overstacked and thus the whole army took morale hits while the germans held with just the army width and properly reinforced. Also we all know that Prussia's 140% discipline really helped

    Miles PulfordMiles Pulford22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Question: Were Bazaine and MacMahon only available french marshalls at the time?

    Tomasz KrawczykTomasz Krawczyk23 klukkustundum síðan
  • An episode about The Paris Commune would be awesome.

    Shawn DorschnerShawn DorschnerDegi Síðan síðan
  • You should definitely do a full episode on La Commune de Paris! I also appreciated the Mongoltfière you animated in the background as the french government fled an assieged Paris by air to get to Bordeaux .

    N'est pas Camillekazey Qui veutN'est pas Camillekazey Qui veutDegi Síðan síðan
  • Amrchair, you've done it again. great video! Bravo 👏

    knight nightknight nightDegi Síðan síðan
  • That was a very good narration and description of the Franco-Prussian War. That conflict’s outcome marked the pinnacle of Prussia’s power and influence in Europe since its inception centuries earlier.

    Leonidas JLeonidas JDegi Síðan síðan
  • "This victory established thee French Empire as thee dominant military power..." Completely unwatchable due to your mispronunciation of the the words "the" and "a." Thee way you pronounce thee definite article "THE" almost every time is A very irritating habit. Nobody talks like this and neither should you: Thee man was driving down thee street when he saw thee dog crossing thee road. Appropriate usage is when the next word starts with a vowel or if you are emphasizing a point, which should be rare not 95% of the time. I'm sure I'll get haters but my point is, speak the language properly!

    Michael GrayMichael GrayDegi Síðan síðan
    • the primary function of communication is to get a point across in my humble opinion

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
  • French soldier: isn’t it snow faster than us Snail: i’m faster than you

    Yashyca AlfaroYashyca AlfaroDegi Síðan síðan
  • Gud job france you keep disappointing everyone 😭

    François-Xavier GuyonFrançois-Xavier GuyonDegi Síðan síðan

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  • Napoloen the III straight up went doomer mode

    Roshaun RoacheRoshaun RoacheDegi Síðan síðan
  • I’m 39 seconds in and I’m already daydreaming about finishing work and loading up empire/napoleon total war.

    Ggamer 7Ggamer 7Degi Síðan síðan
  • Thank you for using Trio op 100, awesome song to set the mood!

    Stoner KebabStoner Kebab2 dögum síðan
  • 15:45 replacing unsuccessful generals? This reminds me of a lecture here on YT about US generals in WW2, called "Why our Generals Were More Successful in World War II"

    DJDoenaDJDoena2 dögum síðan
  • And still they learned nothing from this war and started an even worse meat grinder in World War 1.

    Eli HadarrEli Hadarr2 dögum síðan
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    Maria WilliamsMaria Williams2 dögum síðan
    • @Louis Napoléon III must be. report

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
    • Bot!! How did this stupid comment even have 12 upvotes? Are these bots, too?

      Louis Napoléon IIILouis Napoléon IIIDegi Síðan síðan
  • 10:07 Corsica is fine, Algeria wtf lol they crossed a sea

    Ka Chun Eugene MakKa Chun Eugene Mak2 dögum síðan
  • 25:40 That image is actually the French internment in Switzerland of the French Army of the East lead by General Bourbaki not the surrender of French garrisons in Paris. The red trousers are French, the others are Swiss troops not Germans.

    Louis Napoléon IIILouis Napoléon III2 dögum síðan
  • Excellent video. Very informative about a war i always was interested in, but never seemed to be able obtain much information about. Learned a ton! Loved the style of the animations and the narration also. Well paced and just professional in every way.

    Erik JohnsenErik Johnsen2 dögum síðan
  • 14:50 when your friends send you a Battlefield invite and you're placed with the losing team.

    All Nine LivezAll Nine Livez2 dögum síðan
  • Can you recommend any good sources for the tactics used during the Franco-Prussian War?

    odonnell1218odonnell12183 dögum síðan
  • Got to be impressed with the logistics.

    G MG M3 dögum síðan
  • 19:32 like how he did a meme there

    Stefan LazarevićStefan Lazarević3 dögum síðan
  • Their is a Reason why we still have Bismarck and Wilhlem Statues all over Germany.... Prussian Germany was such a Huge Powerhouse

    Nordmann 1Nordmann 13 dögum síðan
  • Appreciate the fact your team are taking two weeks to make videos, it really gives a chance to increase the overall quality compared to a singular week.

    The Pathetic ZotevietThe Pathetic Zoteviet3 dögum síðan
  • Napoleon III: please kill me God: No

    Lor GoatLor Goat3 dögum síðan
  • 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔲𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫⚫⚪⚫😩😍😍😩😍😩😍😩⚫😍😩

    JonasJonas4 dögum síðan
  • I Feel so bad for Napoleon its just sad how he was shouldered with all the blame when it was the Militarys fault for being stupid

    Donny J.S VenatusDonny J.S Venatus4 dögum síðan
    • @Vengeful Camel See Parliaments get in the WAY we must give the Queen More POWER XD

      Donny J.S VenatusDonny J.S Venatus2 dögum síðan
    • Plus when the war came around he was basically incapable of performing any decision without parliament approval. 3 years earlier he tried to pass a new army law that the parliament rejected. Had they actually took the emperor’s offer France would’ve had a chance against the German states

      Vengeful CamelVengeful Camel2 dögum síðan
  • Prussia Is history definition of Quality Win over quantity

    Kyllyan Fritz-Yoen AtemeKyllyan Fritz-Yoen Ateme4 dögum síðan
    • Prussia outnumbered the French Empire FYI. France could only field a maximum of 700k soldiers while Prussia fielded 900k. Both sides did remarkably well considering how the circumstances of the battles were

      Vengeful CamelVengeful Camel2 dögum síðan
  • I find it misleading how you describe the german losses always by heavy while setting up the french in a superior position concerning the losses. Only at the VERY end you state the true facts that the french lost atleast three times more soldiers (death) than the germans. This may be not ill will, but it is atleast a dilute of facts.

    l4rkin1l4rkin14 dögum síðan
  • Thank God for the European union !

    dennis schwartzentruberdennis schwartzentruber4 dögum síðan
  • And then they Wonder why French castrated the Reich in 1918

    LithuanianwarriorLithuanianwarrior4 dögum síðan
  • Excellent coverage of the Franco-Prussian War. The French hubris cannot be overstated and they were clearly defeated by superior Prussian tactics and strategy.

    Jonathan OwenJonathan Owen4 dögum síðan
  • @18:20 simply wow!

    Joe KhaiphetJoe Khaiphet4 dögum síðan
  • Dad passed away in 2019, but when I rifling through the things he left behind, I found a French Curassier bayonet from the Franco-Prussian war. January 16th 1870 is stamped clearly on the flat side of the tang in French just forward of the mounting lug for whatever rifle they used it on back then. Possibly a needle gun? Idk. It's pretty cool though.

    Jeb BrohamJeb Broham5 dögum síðan
  • 23:49 years later in this bulding germany has singed a paper makes hole country in worst version

    DaphorDaphor5 dögum síðan
  • "Save me Patrice-Kenobi, you are my only hope!" lmao

    A PersonA Person5 dögum síðan
  • 💔 18+ 💋 $ 本当にありがとう。, 重要な動作を考えると、深いレベルの没頭には、革新的なプロセス制御方法を導入して最新化するプロセスが伴います。予備的な結論は期待外れです。絶え間ない量的成長と私たちの活動の範囲は、新しい提案の形成への幅広い(専門家)参加を提供します。❣🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕, 大米,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反同樣,各種形式活動的進一步發展使人們能夠完成重要任務,從而發展出對情緒的優先考慮。作為現代標準規範的一部分,許多著名人物得到了及時的驗證。,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類 鸡蛋,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候^

    Anne BarnesAnne Barnes5 dögum síðan
  • Fun fact: the slovene word for a machine gun is mitraljez, after the mittaleusse

    Anze BetonAnze Beton5 dögum síðan
    • Mitraileusse

      Anze BetonAnze Beton5 dögum síðan
  • whats the balloon at 23:16 doing

    CannonF _odderCannonF _odder5 dögum síðan
  • 4th evening in a row that I tried to watch this, but fell asleep before the intro was over. God damn are you boring to listen to.

    Wouter DekkerWouter Dekker5 dögum síðan
    • @Wouter Dekker Fair enough. I do feel like leaving snappy comments sometimes, well..

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
    • @Steve Johnson Real well, actually. Probably thanks to 4 good nights of sleep.

      Wouter DekkerWouter DekkerDegi Síðan síðan
    • so how did you do in school?

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
  • Napoleon I must have been turning in his grave. I mean in his time France literally crushed Prussia and now ?

    merdiolu81merdiolu815 dögum síðan
  • Y'all realize a common trend in these battles? France does decently, has good guns, takes out lots of troops. But none of that matters, because Prussian artillery completely screws them over. Then shear weight of bodies forces them to retreat.

    Rainy JaneRainy Jane5 dögum síðan
  • France loose war against Prussia but France stayed Empire. France had colonies around the World.

    Borko KosticBorko Kostic6 dögum síðan
  • Proclaiming the new German Empire inside the Palace of a King you just beat in a war is probably that Chadest thing that has ever been done.

    cameron burkecameron burke6 dögum síðan
    • @C M not a humiliation but a revenge for sure after the many consecutive defeat of the HRE and prussia in early 19th century even a victory against the weakest France it had been in centuries against german states was to help forgot the many wars they lost against France

      Ψ ВоинommeΨ Воинomme4 dögum síðan
    • Well, the seat of power was the Elysée Palace already and Napoleon III wasn't a king. But yeah, could have been. Still the symbol was still stong and was seen as a humiliation.

      C MC M4 dögum síðan
    • no it wasn't as the monarchy in France was extinct since 100 years at the time

      Ψ ВоинommeΨ Воинomme5 dögum síðan
  • After those "easy" wins, Bismarck had to stop the Kaiser and his Komanders to take the rest of France and take a "bigger bite" in the Peace deal. He knew that if European power shifted too much, the rest of the European powers would step in and unify against the German Empire. The rest of his life he dedicated to preventing a French-Russian alliance , fearing that it would be the end of the German Empire. Love him or hate him, he was really spot on most of the time.

    Georg BGeorg B6 dögum síðan
  • Napoleon III was not an emperor. He was a conceited nephew of Napoleon I, the unique. Napoleon I only error was to invade Russia, a fatal error that Hitler also had made and now may be other country is also risking to commit.

    Clovis RabelloClovis Rabello6 dögum síðan
    • Napoleon III was certainly an emperor, he was a very underrated and good leader. He also had a decent military record, leading his army to victory in Solférino

      Vengeful CamelVengeful Camel2 dögum síðan
  • Yet more glib talk of war omitting all it's horror.

    James LawsonJames Lawson6 dögum síðan
  • a similar thing happened with the spanish navy as did with the french military here. too much aristocracy and favoritism. the talented were overlooked and the ambitious got old. time is funny that way

    Seeker FoundSeeker Found6 dögum síðan
  • Hello, could you implement the "Lil Griff" segments into the video/audio? Every time they come up I have to pause to read it and it takes away from the flow of the video. It's not easy listening to and absorbing the information at the same time trying to read a small trivia section. It would be very much appreciated I'm sure by all, especially when the "Lil Griff" segments are interesting, like the volley gun.

    WIIC TV Channel 11WIIC TV Channel 117 dögum síðan
  • They were brave and they were cowards , they were intelligent and they were fools , they were soldiers and leaders , and in the end they were only humans who now are resting under the earth , we can only learn to try to not make the same mistakes because in 100 years we will join them and whatever people will say about us will be lost in the whispers of the wind and we will not care anymore

    Onuts OnuOnuts Onu7 dögum síðan
  • 83% off a product sounds like a scam, it's obviously over priced to begin with. Any good company does not use those tactics you should be ashamed

    Stronk SerbiaStronk Serbia7 dögum síðan
  • Coup de Grâce . Grâce is pronunced GRA not GRASS... you might want to start off correctly

    Rufus ReírRufus Reír7 dögum síðan
  • Napoleon: "God fights to the side with the best Artillery." Russians in WW2: "I think God is on our side right now. Lol"

    Wilberto DapapacWilberto Dapapac7 dögum síðan
    • god on side of the ussr? They dont even believe in him

      guharupguharup5 dögum síðan
  • A lot of hard english words. Its difficult without subs

    AbzabzaAbzabza7 dögum síðan
  • Austria from 1800 onward be like: "Don't mind me, i'm just here to suffer"

    DerevanDerevan7 dögum síðan
  • 9:02 star wars reference, nice.

    pog pogpog pog7 dögum síðan
  • When did germany stop occupying paris?

    yellow masK17yellow masK177 dögum síðan
  • 19:33 Is this a Pigeon & I Guess I'll Die Meme

    MTF_Nine_Tailed _FoxMTF_Nine_Tailed _Fox7 dögum síðan
  • WW1 happens:How the French ended the Austro-Hungarian and German Empire

    Kono Dio DaKono Dio Da7 dögum síðan
  • A perfect victory for the Germans, enjoy it while it lasts. They'll eat their victory in the Franco-Prussian War in a few decades.

    BEARBEAR7 dögum síðan
  • This background is much better. The former looked like my mom’s basement. However, excellent content always!

    Leon StevensLeon Stevens7 dögum síðan
  • Wait a second is that Vic2 music in the backround? Epic.

    skabiksskabiks8 dögum síðan
  • Excellent video. Thanks for sharing!

    Vernon JenningsVernon Jennings8 dögum síðan
  • instead of fighting in Europe all of the time, France should have declared neutrality in Europe for a while and colonize more of the world. I would maybe writing in french here instead of english.....Being in the center of Europe, France was always surrounded by ennemies and would ultimately failed any war it made.

    Marc-André ChevretteMarc-André Chevrette8 dögum síðan
  • Ein deutscher Untertitel wäre sicher wünschenswert (- oder hat man "Angst" vor deutschen Argumenten ?) ;-)

    Daniel BrandhofDaniel Brandhof8 dögum síðan
    • @Stefan Grotheer Vielleicht sollte man mal den MDR-Dokukanal anpieksen, ob die soetwas nicht auch hinbekommen ? Die würde allerdings eher Filmszenen verwenden und dann eine Karte einblenden wie für ihre Slawen-Doku, was natürlich auch eine schöne Sache ist. Nun gut, da kann man nichts machen. In jedem Falle ist auch die obige Darstellung eine gute Idee und zumindest visuell nachvollziehbar.

      Daniel BrandhofDaniel Brandhof8 dögum síðan
    • @Daniel Brandhof da hast Du Recht. Ist wohl für den Ersteller ne Kostenfrage.

      Stefan GrotheerStefan Grotheer8 dögum síðan
    • @Stefan Grotheer Ist ja alles richtig ... nur ein klitzkleines Laufband in Deutsch ... :-))

      Daniel BrandhofDaniel Brandhof8 dögum síðan
    • @Daniel Brandhof in dieser Doku wird das ganz gut dargestellt. Und die Comic Darstellung ist auch ziemlich lustig

      Stefan GrotheerStefan Grotheer8 dögum síðan
    • @Stefan Grotheer Habe leider "nur" Russisch in der Schule gelernt ... Militärgeschichte interessiert mich dennoch sehr. Besonders auch die Ansichten der anderen Seiten denn deutsche Litaratur bis hin zu den Generalstabswerken gibt`s ja genug - habe ich alles ;-) .

      Daniel BrandhofDaniel Brandhof8 dögum síðan
  • Nice a Victorian era video where this guy can't share his ultra biased views

    Aniket DhumalAniket Dhumal8 dögum síðan
  • Oh oh next do how the crusades were justified

    Nate the crippleNate the cripple8 dögum síðan
  • Amazing production quality. The artwork is just great!

    a Minion of Sorosa Minion of Soros9 dögum síðan
  • no les parece raro que no este en el palacio de nariño?

    paul pulidopaul pulido9 dögum síðan
  • 9:00 *patrice-kenobi* lol

    Brut EbeteaBrut Ebetea9 dögum síðan
  • 16:06 As a fan of Habsburg 19th century history and a person more familiar with the previous Austro-Prussian war of 1866, I was highly disappointed with seeing Albert, the prince of Saxony, comitting treason to the empire./s

    LordYaromirLordYaromir9 dögum síðan
  • *Preußens Gloria intensifies*

    Myname JeffMyname Jeff9 dögum síðan
  • Greetings from Poland to Germany and France:

    Paweł ZielińskiPaweł Zieliński9 dögum síðan
  • Meine Herren, Haubitzen!!!

    Young TramaYoung Trama9 dögum síðan
  • I'm sad that I died.

    Totally not PrussiaTotally not Prussia9 dögum síðan
  • I like Prussia

    Ann FireovedAnn Fireoved9 dögum síðan
  • I sent a letter to the president asking if he would recognize my nation!

    Nominee For Sealand’s ChancellorNominee For Sealand’s Chancellor10 dögum síðan
  • Please make the flag of the Northern Confederation (of Prussia) Black-White as it was. Also the Dreyse needle-rifle was just a needle rifle as the chassepot, just with worse obturation.

    BadsaidMadBadsaidMad10 dögum síðan
    • @BadsaidMad alles klar 🙂

      Stefan GrotheerStefan Grotheer8 dögum síðan
    • @Stefan Grotheer I stand corrected. I always thought the North German Union was black/white. I apologize.

      BadsaidMadBadsaidMad8 dögum síðan
    • No. Prussia colors - black white, North german Conf. colors - black white red. Also alles in Ordnung.

      Stefan GrotheerStefan Grotheer8 dögum síðan
  • IM From Denmark and we have not be Evil when Germany. If the Danish citzenens not willbe Soldier for Germany so be they killed

    Mano lbb1978Mano lbb197810 dögum síðan
  • it wasn't a "communist uprising"

    Kenneth GudaKenneth Guda10 dögum síðan
  • Both napoleons lost to the same nation ( coincidence i think not)

    derrick khoo Jing yuderrick khoo Jing yu10 dögum síðan
  • FRANCE: Ey wazup Germany I'm gonna destroy you! GERMANY: Are you sure about that?

    Michael Ritz EstilloreMichael Ritz Estillore10 dögum síðan
  • Where is the video of the Austro-Prussian war?

    Venular WheatlyVenular Wheatly10 dögum síðan
  • To sum up what he said: We are about to get curbstomped

    You Are Entitled to End your lifeYou Are Entitled to End your life10 dögum síðan
  • Germans and logistics no way! They were god awful in WW2 lol.

    Brett KBrett K10 dögum síðan
  • armchair historian? a Historian would know that though out European history the leading military power in Europe was constantly changing Spain were the leading power for years, then it was the Dutch, Sweden were there for a while, Whenever someone becomes number one, the others learn the hard way as they did against Napoleon, the difference was the Prussians came up with the General staff system to deal with a major problem - great Generals are rare . When they were the leading power (Fredrick the greats time) they were complacent afterwards then along came Napoleon to show them up, now the French were complacent and all nations realised they had to pull there socks up again and that the Prussians were back again as a Major power, France was rarely the leading European power I can think of Charlemagne and Napoleon there was probably others, but I cannot think of them

    kevan harriskevan harris11 dögum síðan
  • None of french considers Napoleon 3 like a period of a french empire..........Prussian ended nothing. The lonely real empire was the english empire.

    SafedreamsSafedreams11 dögum síðan
  • Bismarck, as of 1871, did not want to establish a colonial empire. He reluctantly agreed to providing commercial companies with charters in 1884/1885.

    WHKMLAWHKMLA11 dögum síðan
  • The Franco-German War. Remember the contribution of the Bavarians.

    WHKMLAWHKMLA11 dögum síðan
  • Marshal (later president) Patrice De-Macmahon is my ancestor 🙂

    Sweet PurpleSweet Purple11 dögum síðan
  • It’s a shame he has a smoking 🚬 pipe on the desk. Not a great visual for children who might be watching.

    Baruch Akiva Chaim Ben AvrahamBaruch Akiva Chaim Ben Avraham11 dögum síðan
    • @Baruch Akiva Chaim Ben Avraham If it's an excuse or not is probably dependent on perspective - if I head to town, I am guaranteed to see smokers of varying age if I am unlucky there will be a person here and there drowning their sorrows. For teenagers it is a tempting thing (often just because it is forbidden) and if you have the 'wrong' peers, it'll be encouraged too. I'm a dependent smoker and I'd rather have substances like these, which can have such a toll on people's lives, banned, but even with all the science to back up that there won't be much good of it except for possible medical applications or the likes..

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
    • @Steve Johnson Well using that as an excuse is kind of lame. You have a Lotta great things to say and share. If you’re going to be a role model think about it if you were a teacher you wouldn’t be smoking in your classroom

      Baruch Akiva Chaim Ben AvrahamBaruch Akiva Chaim Ben AvrahamDegi Síðan síðan
    • I understand what you say, but the problem in my eyes is that we have legal drugs to begin with - avoiding contact with these in any way is almost impossible, sadly.

      Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan