Fourvière is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who saved the city of Lyon from the bubonic plague, the Black Death, that was sweeping Europe in 1643. Lyon thanks the Virgin for saving the city by lighting candles throughout the city, in what is called the Fête des Lumières or the Festival of Lights. The Virgin is also credited with saving the city a number of other times, such as from a Cholera epidemic in 1832, and a Prussian invasion in 1870. Photo 2014

Fourvière is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who saved the city of Lyon from the bubonic plague, the Black Death, that was sweeping Europe in 1643. Lyon thanks the Virgin for saving the city by lighting candles throughout the city, in what is called the Fête des Lumières or the Festival of Lights. The Virgin is also credited with saving the city a number of other times, such as from a Cholera epidemic in 1832, and a Prussian invasion in 1870. Photo 2014

A giant lion craved in the rock, to remind us how heroically the people of this city resisted the Prussian invasion of 1870. It was sculpted by Bartholdi, the same man that made the Statue of Liberty... . . . . #france #france🇫🇷 #法國 #フランス #francia #프랑스 #prancis #فرانسه #frança #франция #ฝรั่งเศส #fransa #pháp #visitfrance #travel #photo #photography #picoftheday #photooftheday #行きたい #beautyoffrance #francecommunity #belfort #giant #lion #bartholdi #fortification #お城 #history

A giant lion craved in the rock, to remind us how heroically the people of this city resisted the Prussian invasion of 1870. It was sculpted by Bartholdi, the same man that made the Statue of Liberty... . . . . #france #france🇫🇷 #法國 #フランス #francia #프랑스 #prancis #فرانسه #frança #франция #ฝรั่งเศส #fransa #pháp #visitfrance #travel #photo #photography #picoftheday #photooftheday #行きたい #beautyoffrance #francecommunity #belfort #giant #lion #bartholdi #fortification #お城 #history

Marshal Gebhard Lebrecht Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt was the most famous Prussian commander of the Napoleonic Wars, and a key figure in the War of Liberation of 1813, the invasion of France in 1814 and the Waterloo campaign of 1815.

Marshal Gebhard Lebrecht Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt was the most famous Prussian commander of the Napoleonic Wars, and a key figure in the War of Liberation of 1813, the invasion of France in 1814 and the Waterloo campaign of 1815.

France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War ushered in the Third Republic, which lasted until Germany's invasion in 1940.

France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War ushered in the Third Republic, which lasted until Germany's invasion in 1940.

The Franco-Prussian War had a profound impact on both France and Prussia. It helped served to bring about the unification of the German states. For France it put an end to the Second Empire and the reign of Napoleon III. It was replaced by the Third republic which would last until the German invasion during World War II.

The Franco-Prussian War had a profound impact on both France and Prussia. It helped served to bring about the unification of the German states. For France it put an end to the Second Empire and the reign of Napoleon III. It was replaced by the Third republic which would last until the German invasion during World War II.

German troops en route to East Prussia to fend off  the invasion of Germany from the east by the Russian Army--an invasion launched  although the Russians were not sufficiently mobilized.   The Russians had responded to urgent appeals from France for action in the east to divert German resources from the Western Front.  This bought time for the French and British, allowing them to better organize their own troops, and hurt the Germans by cutting down on the number of troops invading France.

German troops en route to East Prussia to fend off the invasion of Germany from the east by the Russian Army--an invasion launched although the Russians were not sufficiently mobilized. The Russians had responded to urgent appeals from France for action in the east to divert German resources from the Western Front. This bought time for the French and British, allowing them to better organize their own troops, and hurt the Germans by cutting down on the number of troops invading France.

(1792) The battle of Valmy which occurred during the french revolution was an invasion by Prussia which was supposed to help the French Monarchy. It showed that France Army were willing to fight and help in protecting the revolution.

(1792) The battle of Valmy which occurred during the french revolution was an invasion by Prussia which was supposed to help the French Monarchy. It showed that France Army were willing to fight and help in protecting the revolution.

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