In the aftermath of the Paris Commune’s Bloody Week, Captain Briot was given the task of interrogating a number of alleged “petroleuses” (Petrol Girls) who were said to have set fire to the city of Paris and burnt many of its monuments to the ground . 

These are some of the original records of the interrogations.

Interrogation of Petroleuse Lucie Maris dated 17 August 1871 - Paris Commune

The Unknown Petroleuse - Paris Commune Appert Photography art by Jade Maitre 2