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21 May 1871

Franske tropper invaderte Pariskommunnen, noe som førte til at det brøt ut gatekamper mellom innbyggerne og hæren. Da den såkalte «blodige uken» gikk mot slutten var 20 000 innbyggere drept og 38 000 arrestert. Pariskommunen var et... Read more ...

21 May 1871

Franske tropper invaderte Pariskommunen
Franske tropper invaderte Pariskommunnen, noe som førte til at det brøt ut gatekamper mellom innbyggerne og hæren. Da den såkalte «blodige uken» gikk mot slutten var 20 000 innbyggere drept og 38 000 arrestert.

Pariskommunen var et revolusjonært folkestyre som ble opprettet i Paris i protest mot den nasjonale regjering ved slutten av Den fransk-prøyssiske krig. Kommunen ble opprettet 18. mars og eksisterte i 72 dager frem til 28. mai 1871. Man hadde hatt noe tilsvarende også i 1792. Pariskommunen av 1871 bygget blant annet på anarkistiske og marxistiske ideer. Det var dessuten her begrepet nasjonalisme oppsto.

Etter den «blodige uken» var Pariskommunens to måneder lange levetid over, og Frankrike gikk for alvor inn i epoken kjent som «den tredje franske republikk», som skulle vare helt til den tyske invasjon under den annen verdenskrig, 10. juli 1940.




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    New book on black powder shooting

    Published: 9. July 2012 by Øyvind Flatnes.
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    A new book on black powder shooting and historical firearms with the working title From Musket to Metallic Cartridge: A Practical History of Black Powder Firearms will be published by The Crowood Press in England in late 2013. Written for the gun enthusiast, the book will present the practical history of black powder firearms from the late medieval ages to about 1900, with focus on American, English, Scandinavian, German and French firearms.

    Edit, November 2013: The book is now published!

    As well as looking at the types of firearms used in the different time-periods, the book describes how they were used, who used them and how modern shooters can achieve match accuracy with antique firearms or replicas – both handguns and long guns. Every chapter in the book will have an historical part for the collector and a practical part for the shooter, and will be richly illustrated with pictures and illustrations.

    Although this book can be enjoyed by everyone who has interests in collecting guns, it is written for people who are more interested in how antique firearms works, such as firearms collectors, military historians and black powder shooters and hunters. Scandinavian firearms are a growing field of interest among collectors and shooters across the world, and unlike other books of this type it covers the most important pre-1900 Scandinavian black powder firearms – most of which have never been described in English before.

    The book will be based on a book I wrote in Norwegian about the same subject entitled Vakre våpen – svart krutt. The book was elected best nonfiction book for 2005 by the readers of Norway's second largest tabloid newspaper Dagbladet. I have now translated the book into English, but it will be rewritten and expanded with more chapters and new images and illustrations.

    From Musket to Metallic Cartridge will be available in hardcover/paperback and as an ebook in November 2013.

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    • Loading Black Powder Cartridges
    • Black Powder and Shot
    • Getting on Paper
    • Bullet Casting
    • Black Powder Hunting
    • The Black Powder Community
    • Bibliography and Links

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