Children of the Siege
By: Diney Costeloe
After the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of 1870-71, the St Clair family return to Paris, only to be swept up into the terrible cruelties and violence of the Commune. Here their young daughter, Helene, falls ill, becomes separated from the family, and is captured, before escaping to fend for herself on the war-torn streets. Meanwhile her two brothers face each other as mortal enemies across the barricades.