|If history teaches us a lesson,|
whether it were the shells and grenades of the German Imperial Army in the First World War,
or the bombs and grenades of the Nazis during the Second World War;
the bombs and bullets of the FLN during the Algerian War,
or the violence of the OAS during said war's aftermath;
the attacks of the GIA extremists in 1995,
or those of the terrorists in 2015;
it is that the spirits of the people of Paris and France will never be broken by violence.
Vive la République! Vive la France!
Picture of the Tour Eiffel, taken in June 1951 by my great-uncle.