2/9/1914 The French government flees Paris

The French situation is ever more desperate, with German forces seemingly unstoppable in their march south from Belgium. Although Joffre is preparing his counter-stroke, the invaders are drawing ever closer to Paris. There is every prospect of the capital being once more besieged (as it was in 1870) or consumed by fighting. To avoid being trapped in a frontline city, the French government now evacuate to Bordeaux in the south west.

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