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SAMBUC (GUILLAUME), one of the francs-tireurs who carried on a guerilla
warfare against the Germans in 1870. He was the worthy son of a family
of scoundrels, and lived by theft and rapine. He furnished most valuable
information to the French generals regarding the movement of the
Prussians to surprise Beaumont, but his information was disregarded till
too late. The francs-tireurs had a particular hatred against Goliath
Steinberg, the German spy, and, instigated by Silvine Morange, Sambuc
arranged for his capture, afterwards killing him by cutting his throat.
La Debacle.



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