The Franco-Prussian War : the German invasion of France, 1870-1871 (Book, 2003) []
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The Franco-Prussian War : the German invasion of France, 1870-1871

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

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Franco-Prussian war remains one of the most dramatic conflicts in nineteenth century European history. Now reissued with a new introduction by the author, this book is acknowledged as the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howard
ISBN: 0415266718 9780415266710
OCLC Number: 47296298
Notes: "First published in 1961 and now with a new introduction"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xiv, 512 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The antagonists. The technical background ; The unreformed armies ; The reform of the Prussian army ; The reform of the French army --
The outbreak. The war plans ; The Hohenzollern candidature ; The German mobilisation ; The French mobilisation --
The first disasters. The concentration of the armies ; Spicheren ; Froeschwiller --
The Army of the Rhine. The invasion ; Vionville-Mars-la-Tour ; Gravelotte-St. Privat --
The Army of Châlons. Beaumont ; Sedan --
The government of national defence. Ferrières ; The nation in arms ; The francs-tireurs --
Metz and Strasbourg --
The battles for Orléans. Coulmiers ; Beaune-la-Rolande ; Loigny --
The siege of Paris. The investment ; Le plan Trochu ; Versailles ; The bombardment --
Guerre à outrance. The deepening conflict ; Chanzy ; Faidherbe ; The end in the West ; Bourbaki --
The peace.
Responsibility: Michael Howard.
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