MASSENET Jules (1842-1912). L.A.S. "Jules",... - Lot 1146 - Ader

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MASSENET Jules (1842-1912). L.A.S. "Jules",... - Lot 1146 - Ader
MASSENET Jules (1842-1912). L.A.S. "Jules", 38 rue Malesherbes, Paris 11 January 1871, 1 h in the afternoon, at SA FEMME, in Houlgate (Calvados); 1 page in-8 on peel paper, address on the back with stamp and postmarks (small tear without loss of text). Letter by "balloon mounted" on the siege of Paris. "Paris has been bombed for about ten days! - A lot of noise but little damage - especially in the Val de Grâce - we do not fear anything in our district yet & the bombardment on this side of Paris seems very difficult - we were, Abel [Orry (1839-1886), painter, half-brother of Mrs. Massenet] & me, on duty on the terrace by the water in the Tuileries around 5 o'clock in the morning when we heard moaning or whistling the first shells - it is irritating at the last point this noise! - And then it was new & very strange - the population does not want to give the Prussians the pleasure of frightening themselves... We laugh, we rage - besides Paris is always the city of the curious, the onlookers, the loafers - at the risk of having their arms & legs taken away, we gather to see the Prussian almonds falling down. - The news from the province seems to be good - we are confident & we still have a lot of work to do - let's hope so & a lot. - Our part of the rampart is safe so far "... They are still healthy and well fed, and Massenet is finishing his 2nd Orchestral Suite " to the sound of the boom-boom & flacks-patatras of the 94 kilogram shells ! - While these civilized Prussians are throwing us these stupid garbage the Academy of Sciences proclaims the discovery of Admiral Labrousse - (balloon direction !!) - sublime contrast !) "... In the night of the 8th to the 9th, a 55 cm high shell fell at 18, rue de Fleurus: " it entered through the roof, shoved a mansard & came down the stairs - no injuries, little damage [...] Everything is repaired by now - the hole is filled - a thousand kisses & courage "...
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