Time for Thorns

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Letter by balloon…

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A  145 year old  letter discovered in Australia’s National Archives has sparked interest.   The missive from a man to his mother  was flown out of Paris by hot air balloon during the Prussian siege in 1870,  and the Archives wants to know what happened to the writer and his family.

How did it get to Australia from its original destination of  Pont-Audemer?    No one knows,  much less how it eventually landed in the Archives collection.   Can you help?


Written by timeforthorns

February 18, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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