Every Frenchman is liable to military service during twenty-five years of his life—viz, from age of twenty until he is forty-five. In time of peace this period of service is thus divided: (i) Three years of active service. (ii) Ten years in the reserve of the standing army, during which two periods of a month each with the colours must be undergone. (iii) Six years in the territorial army, with two periods of thirteen days each with the colours, and (iv) Six years in reserve of the territorial army. The conscription lists are thus made out: Every year the Mayor of each "Commune" draws up a list of all the young men who have arrived at the age of twenty during the past twelve months. This little book endeavors to bring together a number of “ghost stories” of more startling and dramatic type,—but stories, nevertheless, from original witnesses; and often contain corroborative testimony from others who also experienced the ghostly phenomena. well authenticated cases,—but interesting for all that.
- Publication Date
- Feb 19, 2014
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Lionel Decle