“The Prussians are coming! The Prussians are coming!”
During the summer of 1870 this alarm had sounded more than once in Froschweiler, Worth and the neighboring Alsacian villages. Who said so? Where are they? How could any one make sense out of such hubbub! The people would run out and fall over each other ; the squadron of light cavalry detailed at Froschweiler from Regiment 11 stationed at Niederbronn would gallop hither and yon ; the regiment itself would come up from Niederbronn and patrol around in all directions—but the Prussians did not come and everything would quiet down again.
...And yet no one could feel quite comfortable ; the railroad trains rumbled so mysteriously from Reichshofen across the "great forest" (Grossen- zvald). The calm was beginning to weigh oppressively on people's spirits, when suddenly early in the morning of July 24, the boy from the castle came running in as pale as death from Elsasshausen, crying at the top of his voice: "The Prussians are coming! The Prussians are here! I saw them myself. They rode through Elsasshausen and I had to show them the way."
Count von Zeppelin in 1/32
I have often modelled my soul memories in order to express them. The model of what I now know as Count von Zeppelin was completed in 2016. (When I was 62 years of age).
Although I have been interest in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) since childhood in 1968.
The Franco-Prussian War
The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War,[a] often referred to in France as the War of 1870, was a conflict between the Second French Empire (later the Third French Republic) and the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. Lasting from 19 July 1870 to 28 January 1871, the conflict was caused primarily by France's determination to restore its dominant position in continental Europe, which it had lost following Prussia's crushing victory over Austria in 1866. According to some historians, Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck deliberately provoked the French into declaring war on Prussia in order to draw four independent southern German states—Baden, Württemberg, Bavaria and Hesse-Darmstadt—into an alliance with the Prussian-dominated North German Confederation; other historians contend that Bismarck exploited the circumstances as they unfolded. None, however, dispute that Bismarck likely recognized the potential for new German alliances, given the situation as a whole.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Prussian_War