Cluseret was then in Switzerland, where he had taken refuge after the troops drove him out of Lyons at the orders of Gambetta.
Gambetta, Chanzy, Bourbaki, and Trochu were organising a desperate defence.
Then the Napoleons fell and Gambetta made possible "la revanche du Droit."
Gambetta, in his letter, twice uses the expression young officers.
News was received yesterday that Gambetta had resigned, and it has been published this morning in the Journal Officiel.
How well Gambetta would look in it, and how delighted Mademoiselle would be!
Certainly Gambetta would not find the nation in heart to follow him in defying Germany.
Without the war of 1870 to 1871, Gambetta would never have become what he has been.
These, though most defective in their information, do not hide Gambetta's initial responsibility.
Gambetta in his excitement had acted as if she were a mere adventuress.