His name was the theme of the popular song of the moment - "C'est Boulanger qu'il nous faut"; the general and his black horse became the idol of the Parisian populace; and he was urged to play the part of a plebiscitary candidate for the presidency.
Km., and a pop. of about 855,000, of which 695,00o belong to the East Prussian plebiscitary area and 160,000 to the West Prussian.
In both regions leagues which agitated for Poland were from the native Polish and Masurian elements of the population, but in the course of the plebiscitary campaign they went over to the Germans.
16 both the interallied commissions left the plebiscitary areas, which were thus once more subjected to German administration.
The agitation in favour of Germany had been to a considerable extent conducted by the so-called Heimatsdienst, a patriotic German society which had spread its organization over the whole of the plebiscitary areas.