Kill Tilly

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A Danish writer, referring to the festivities that followed the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia (which ended the 30-Year War), recounts : The people were drunk of joy... In the streets, we saw some mechanical games : by putting a coin on the machine, you could push a sword in the heart of the horrible Tilly (the general who had led the massacre of Magdeburg). If the try was wrong, it was possible to replay, the operator of the game earned big money.

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