Lantern slide depicting soldiers observing Saarbruck (in German: Saarbrucken), with a troop march in middle ground. Saarbrück is located in western Germany on the French frontier. During the 19th century coal and iron reserves in the area were developed. At the start of the Franco-Prussian War the area was the first target of the French invasion force. It was occupied between August 2 and August 4, 1870.

Description of Content

Coloured drawing of three soldiers on grassy hill, looking across field to town. A hill behind the town appears to be the location of an encampment; in front of the town, rows of soldiers can be seen. The soldiers' uniforms and dark and indistinct, but white belts across their backs can be seen. Row of poplar trees on right.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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