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The Franco-Prussian war : the German invasion of France, 1870-1871

Author: Michael Eliot Howard; Routledge.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eliot Howard; Routledge.
ISBN: 9781138132252 113813225X 9780415266710 0415266718
OCLC Number: 946446471
Description: XIV, [2], 512, [3] s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Preface Chapter 1: The Antagonists 1. The Technical Background 2. The Unreformed Armies 3. The Reform of the Prussian Army 4. The Reform of the French Army Chapter 2: The Outbreak 1. The War Plans 2. The Hohenzollen Candidature 3. The German Moblisation 4. The French Mobilisation Chapter 3: The First Disasters 1. The Concentration of Armies 2. Spicheren 3. Froeschwiller Chapter 4: The Army of the Rhine 1. The Invasion 2. Vionville-Mars-la-Tour 3. Gravelotte-St. Privat Chapter 5: The Army of Chalons 1. Beaumont 2. Sedan Chapter 6: The Government of National Defence 1. Ferrieres 2. The Nation in Arms 3. The Francs-Tireurs Chapter 7: Metz and Strasbourg Chapter 8: The Battles for Orleans 1. Coulmiers 2. Beaunc-la-Rolande 3. Loigny Chapter 9: The Siege of Paris 1. The Investment 2. Le Plan Troucu 3. Versailles 4. The Bombardement Chapter 10: Guerre a Outrance 1. the Deepening Conflict 2. Chanzy 3. Faidherbe 4. The End in the West 5. Bourbaki Chapter 11: The Peace Notes on Sources Select Bibliography Index
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