A Picture of Verdun, Or the English Detained in France; Their Arrestation, Detention at Fontainbleau and Valenciennes, Confinement at Verdun, Incarceration at Bitsche ... Characters of General and Madame Wirion, List of Those who Have Been Permitted to Leave Or who Have Escaped Out of France, Occasional Poetry, and Anecdotes of the Principal Detenus. From the Portfolio of a Detenu ...

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T. Hookham, jun. and E.T. Hookham, 1810

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