On This Day – Strasbourg in France

Continuing with my look back through the archives, on February 5th 2008 I was in the French City of Strasbourg…

Strasbourg is the seventh largest city in France and is regarded as the cultural cross roads between Germanic and Latin culture. I

n the recent past Strasbourg has been passed between Germany and France like an unwilling baton in a relay race. Before the French Revolution it was a free city but the fanatical Jacobins seized it for the Republic. In 1870 after the Franco-Prussian war culminated in the creation of modern Germany it was ceded to Berlin but after the First-World-War in 1918 it returned to France. In 1940 the Nazis seized the city and it was liberated again in 1944 and has remained French thereafter

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13 responses to “On This Day – Strasbourg in France

  1. Lovely city now you are getting closer..

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  2. I haven’t been to this region – hopefully someday.

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  3. I liked Strasbourg a lot! Thank you for reminding me why I do.

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  4. Such a harsh assessment of the French, Andrew – and, last time I was there, they spoke very highly of you…..

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  5. One of my favorite places in the world. Thanks for the memories!

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