Bazaine sought to withdraw his troops, since withdraw they must, in as orderly a manner as possible.
Was it not true that only the day before there had been a rumor that Bazaine was at Verdun?
Bazaine was forced into that fortress, and was so hemmed in that he had to surrender with 170,000 men.
News has arrived that Metz has capitulated and that Bazaine's army has surrendered.
He considered the "masterly inactivity" of Bazaine as an inspiration of genius.
They left the army to Bazaine, and the government to the ministers.
Then, at least three times a week we kill a Prussian Prince, and "an army" relieves Bazaine.
He gave some credence to the report of General Bazaine's bold march.
Bazaine was soon forced to surrender and Paris to capitulate.
After the war Bazaine was condemned to death, by court-martial, for treason.