The Battle of the Cloitre Saint-Merri, June 6 1832
As we are in the 180th year since the uprising of June 5-6, 1832 I came across some information about the real uprising and it's connection to the novel. See for yourself:
Period English newspaper article: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4196558
Series of French blog posts dedicated to Les Mis and a chronology of the uprising, with music and many pictures: http://remiposeidon.skyrock.com/tags/dW ... ables.html
Too bad I don't speak French, it looks really good.
Also in a recent discussion the question arose wether the whole incident was deliberate action, a coincidence or merely a big mistake...