Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870: End of the Second Empire

Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870: End of the Second Empire

by Philipp Elliot-Wright
     
 

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Gravelotte-St-Privat was probably the hardest fought of all the battles of the Franco-Prussian War. Attacked by superior Prussian forces from both the First and Second armies, Marshal Bazaine's French Army of the Rhine inflicted heavy casualties on the advancing Prussian's before finally being forced to retreat into the fortress city of Metz. Unable to break out and

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Gravelotte-St-Privat was probably the hardest fought of all the battles of the Franco-Prussian War. Attacked by superior Prussian forces from both the First and Second armies, Marshal Bazaine's French Army of the Rhine inflicted heavy casualties on the advancing Prussian's before finally being forced to retreat into the fortress city of Metz. Unable to break out and with no hope of relief Bazaine's army grimly held on to the end of the war. French failure at Gravelotte-St-Privat led directly to their final defeat at Sedan, the collapse of Napoleon III's regime and the proclamation of the German Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472804433
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2013
Series:
Campaign , #21
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
56 MB
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Meet the Author

PHILIPP ELLIOT-WRIGHT has a strong interest in military uniforms of both the British and American Civil wars, and has written several books on the subject. He is a keen re-enactor.

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