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Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris

Louis Chaintrier

Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris

1870-1871

by Louis Chaintrier

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Published by Amer Air Mail Society .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
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Open LibraryOL10449892M
ISBN 100318123568
ISBN 109780318123561

Siege of Paris, (19 September –28 January ), engagement of the Franco-German (Prussian) War (–71). After the defeat at the Battle of the Sedan, where French emperor Napoleon III surrendered, the new French Third Republic was not ready to accept German peace terms. In order to end the Franco-Prussian War, the Germans besieged. Following the defeat of Sedan, the Prussian army and its allies began to besiege Paris between September 17 The siege lasted until the French capitulation, which lead to a cease-fire agreement on Janu , and to the Treaty of Frankfurt later that same year.

October 7, Departure of French politicians Leon Gambetta and Eugene Spuller aboard the Armand-Barbis during the Siege of Paris. When Prussian troops besieged Paris, air balloons were used to evacuate important public officials and documents from the city. #ballooning, #hotairballoons, #postcards, #France, #SiegeOf.   The Paris Commune of was one of the four great traumas that shaped modern France. It stands alongside the Revolution, the ascent of Vichy, in , and (odd though it .

Airlift the balloons and pigeon post in the siege of Paris / [by] John Fisher Parrish London Australian/Harvard Citation. Fisher, John Stirling. , Airlift the balloons and pigeon post in the siege of Paris / [by] John Fisher Parrish London. Wikipedia Citation. Balloon Post, Siege of Paris () - a system devised by French Doctor Julien F. Jeannel () which used free flying, un-manned balloons to transport post over Prussian lines during the Siege of Paris. These balloons marked the birth of airmail delivery.


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Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris by Louis Chaintrier Download PDF EPUB FB2

The siege of Paris, lasting from 19 September to 28 JanuaryPelican Book. London: Penguin. OCLC Fisher, John (). Airlift The Balloon and Pigeon Post in the Siege of Paris.

London: : German victory, Proclamation of the. : Balloon Post of the Siege of paris, This is a very nice nonfiction history of the French Balloon Mail called Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris,copyrightfirst edition, hard cover, no dust jacket, written by Louis A.

Chaintrier, translated from the French by Dr. Everett E. Thompson, George W. Angers and Joseph L. Eisendrath, with an introduction by Ernst. Get this from a library. Balloon post of the siege of Paris, a documentary and anecdotal history.

[Louis A Chaintrier; Joseph L Eisendrath; American Air Mail Society.]. 6 April The pigeon post was in operation while Paris was besieged during the Franco- Prussian War of – The normal channels of communication into and out of Paris were interrupted during the four-and-a-half-months of the siege.

With the encirclement of the city on 18 September, the last overhead telegraph wires were. A found balloon should be returned to the sender (by conventional post) with an indication of the discovery site, so that the sender can determine how far their balloon flew.

Frequently balloon mail is sent as part of a balloon competition. Historically, balloons were used to transport mail from Paris during the Siege of Paris of About Methods: Aerogram, Balloon mail, Mail plane.

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Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris, A Documentary and Anecdotal HistoryAuthor: Louis A Chaintrier. Paris Seige Balloon - $$ Pigeons only knew their way in Paris.

Balloons were not easy to control. The obvious trick was to fly both messages and crated pigeons out of Paris in balloons by night, and to send microfilmed messages back by carrier pigeon. Add tags for "Airlift the balloon and pigeon post in the Siege of Paris".

Be the first. Balloon Mail and the Siege of Paris. Balloons have been used to transport mail since the 18th century. During the Franco Prussian War of balloons proved invaluable, taking mail out of the city while it was besieged by Prussian forces. This illustration shows pigeons being carried to a waiting balloon.

The pigeons would be transported. P dark blue cloth, silver lettering on spine, minor foxing to inside front and back covers, reverse side of d/j foxed, otherwise sound. b/w illustrations, this book deals with the way those in Paris during the / siege were saved from being cut off from outside world by a handful of pigeon fanciers and a handful of balloonists.

BALLOON POST OF THE SIEGE OF PARIS, by Louis Chaintrier translated from French by George W. Angers, Prof. Everett Thompson, and Joseph L. Eisendrath, A page volume containing the series of articles which ran for many years in The Airpost Journal.

In general, the Paris Balloon Post was very successful, transporting more t KG of mail out of Paris during the hundred twenty-eight day Siege.

In addition to the use of homing pigeons to send messages into Paris during the siege, attempts were made to place letters into zinc balls, which were then floated down the Seine River from. France’s Lost Pigeon-and-Balloon Memorial Is Well Worth Remembering The statue—made by the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty—paid tribute to a flock of 19th-century war : Cara Giaimo.

The postal history of the siege of Paris has long been a subject of intensive study; much has been written, much remains to be written. The research is mainly directed at the balloon post, occasionally at the boules de Moulins. In modern literature, references to the pigeon post are not rare but tend to include semi-fictional anecdotes or.

Paris, already swollen by the earlier influx of war refugees, was cut off. As the months of the siege dragged on, severe food shortages developed, forcing the Parisians to slaughter whatever animals were available.

Rats, dogs, cats, horses and even zoo animals, such as the elephants Castor and Pollux, paid the price (Fig 19). Maybe you owe somebody a lot of money; maybe the mayor’s daughter is in love with you and you’re below her station; or maybe it’sthe Franco-Prussian War is on, and you have to ditch Paris because it’s under fierce siege and you’re the minister of the interior.

In any case, here’s what history advises: Flee in a hot-air balloon."Followers: K. A letter from a man to his mother that was flown out of Paris by hot-air balloon during the Prussian siege in has turned up in Australia’s National Archives, where staff are keen to.

Alistair Horne's The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune, is the first book of Alistair Horne's trilogy, which includes The Price of Glory and To Lose a Battle and tells the story of the great crises of the rivalry between France and by:   Le Ballon, a celebrated French propaganda painting by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, executed at the height of the Prussian Siege of Paris in autumn It shows the armed figure of Marianne, symbolic figurehead of the French Republic, standing defiantly with fixed bayonet on the Paris ramparts, while the city’s cannons point away towards the Author: Michael Lemonick.

Glaisher, J, Flammarion, C., de Fonvielle, W., and Tissandier, G., Travels in the Air. 2nd and revised ed. London: Richard Bentley & Son, See especially the Preface to the Second edition.

For more on balloons in the siege of Paris, see Episode I am grateful to Margaret Culbertson, UH Art and Architecture Library, for bringing the Glaisher book to my attention and for making it. Le ballons sortis pendant le Siege de Paris, Summary Broadside about balloon events during the Siege of Paris, Includes a list of balloons that left Paris, keyed to a map of their descents.

Several vignettes show balloons, including "le Richard Wallace" at battle sites.The Siege of Paris in the autumn and winter of was the last full-scale siege of a European capital, the first occasion of the indiscriminate bombardment of a civilian population, the source of immense hardship and suffering, and the origin of a division in /5.Alistair Horne's The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune, is the first book of Alistair Horne's trilogy, which includes The Price of Glory and To Lose a Battle and tells the story of the great crises of the rivalry between France and Germany.

The collapse of France in had an overwhelming impact - on Paris, on France and on the rest of the world/5.