After France was defeated in the Franco Prussian war of 1870,
the citizens of Paris refused to surrender. Instead they declared
Paris independent from the rest of France, as a worker's state.
This was the Paris Commune.
Quadrille is the story of the men and women of the notorious
music hall, the Quadrille de Montmartre.
Captain Armand de Challeyer, First Cavalry
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The "1870" Military medal
France's highest decoration for valour and discipline, awarded in large numbers to Cavalry Units in the Franco Prussian war.