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Solferino, 1859 : the battle that won Italy its independence

Author: Richard Brooks
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2009.
Series: Campaign, 207
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The battle of Solferino, fought during the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, was the largest European battle since Leipzig in 1813. In the presence of three crowned heads of state-- Napoleon III of France, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria, and Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia (later the King of all Italy)-- the armies clashed together in a bitterly fought contest that would leave more than 40,000 dead. As a crucial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Brooks
ISBN: 9781846033858 1846033853
OCLC Number: 410242244
Notes: "The battle for Italy's freedom"--Cover.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Chronology --
Opposing commanders. Austrian --
French --
Sardinian --
Opposing forces. Austrian --
French --
Sardinian --
Orders of battle --
Opposing plans. The theatre of war --
Austrian plans --
French plans --
Sardinian plans --
The Solferino campaign. Opening moves --
The Allied offensive --
the battle of Magenta --
The evacuation of Lombardy --
The battle of Solferino --
San Marino della Battaglia --
Decision in the centre --
The southern flank --
After the battle --
The battlefields today.
Series Title: Campaign, 207
Responsibility: Richard Brooks ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.
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