French Cuirassiers in Metz, 1870. annoymind:Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CuirassiersMetz1870.jpg

The city of Metz was the scene of a lengthy battle and siege during the Franco-Prussian war. The French forces in the city capitulated after the relieve force was destroyed at the decisive battle of Sedan and several failed attempts to break the siege.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Metz

French Cuirassiers in Metz, 1870.

annoymind:

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CuirassiersMetz1870.jpg

The city of Metz was the scene of a lengthy battle and siege during the Franco-Prussian war. The French forces in the city capitulated after the relieve force was destroyed at the decisive battle of Sedan and several failed attempts to break the siege.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Metz