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Battle near Paris, apprehension in the city

La Commune de Paris. Wednesday, April 12, 1871. At 9 o'clock in the evening, suddenly detonations and powerful shots, so close together that in almost all Paris one can believe that the battle is in the city. Versailles' troops are attacking the forts to the south. Marshal Mac-Mahon, who has become their new leader, wants to be immediately recognized and tries to enter Paris with a night attack. The fight lasts an hour and a half, Mac-Mahon and his army is repelled. Parisians have been in the square trying to get news, trying to figure out what was going on. Never during the whole siege of the Prussians had the cannonade and its noise been so intense.

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