The French city of Orleans successfully resisted Attila the Hun and his troops during the 5th century. This vintage image provides a view of Orleans as it appeared circa 1890-1900. Photochrom print by Photoglob Zürich, between 1890 and 1900, from the Photochrom Prints Collection at the Library of Congress. Click on the image for a better view.
Historians record the Huns caused death and destruction on their westward trek. A few towns, however, were able to resist the onslaught.
After decimating the French towns, Attila encountered his childhood acquaintance, Flavius Aetius. Their deadly battle is still known as one of the most famous ever fought in the history of the world.
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