German Armies 1870-71 (2): Prussia's Allies

Overview

Although the war of 1870–71 has gone down in history as the 'Franco-Prussian War', nearly half of the German troops sent to the frontier were from other German states – both the willing members of the North German Confederation and the southern states who were in some cases more hesitant about accepting Prussian domination. Some contingents had only one or two regiments – though these might be of high quality, like the 'Black Brunswickers'; others provided whole army corps, like Bavaria and Saxony. This book ...
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Overview

Although the war of 1870–71 has gone down in history as the 'Franco-Prussian War', nearly half of the German troops sent to the frontier were from other German states – both the willing members of the North German Confederation and the southern states who were in some cases more hesitant about accepting Prussian domination. Some contingents had only one or two regiments – though these might be of high quality, like the 'Black Brunswickers'; others provided whole army corps, like Bavaria and Saxony. This book lists and illustrates the organization and varied uniforms of all these allied contingents, most of which fought well when it came to the test of battle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841767550
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/5/2005
  • Series: Men-at-Arms
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,016,698
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Solka is an author and historian. He works mainly for the media agencies interConcept and TXT and is also involved with the ‘Word’ programme produced by the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. He has written fifteen books on American Indians and American military history for a German publishing company, but this pair of titles – beginning with Men-at-Arms 416: ‘German Armies 1870–71 (1) Prussia’ – are his first books for Osprey. He lives in Upper Bavaria, Germany.
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