Europe 1870: Siege of Paris
20 Sep 1870
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With the French defeat at Sedan, Napoleon III was forced to surrender. The Prussians now moved to besiege Paris, where the Empire had been overthrown and a republic declared. Meanwhile the Italians took advantage of the French defeat to seize Rome.