The Campaign in Alsace 1870

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A concise and thorough account of two important actions from the opening round of the Franco-Prussian War, August 1870. An incisive and detailed narrative is accompanied by full orders of battle for both French and German forces and maps.
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Overview

A concise and thorough account of two important actions from the opening round of the Franco-Prussian War, August 1870. An incisive and detailed narrative is accompanied by full orders of battle for both French and German forces and maps.
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Midwest Book Review
For anyone who is seeking an in-depth coverage of this campaign from both sides complete with maps and much more, "The Campaign in Alsace" is an excellent pick, one that would do well in any military history collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781874622345
  • Publisher: Helion & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,252,221

Table of Contents

List of maps v

Preface 6

Introduction 7

Chapter I Weissenburg 9

German concentration and plan of Campaign

French plan of Campaign

The Advance of the 2nd Division to Weissenburg

The ground

The battle

Chapter II Comments on the Battle of Weissenburg 29

The causes of the defeat of the 2nd Division

The occupation of the ground by the French

Failure of the French troops in the vicinity of the battlefield to support the 2nd Division

The Action of the 4th Bavarian Division

Chapter III 5th August 35

German advance

French retreat

Chapter IV Woerth 39

The position of the French Army in Alsace

The position of the IIIrd German Army

The battlefield

French dispositions

Chapter V The Battle of Woerth 48

The engagement of the advanced guards

The General engagement

The decisive attack

Chapter VI Comments on the Battle of Woerth 61

The occupation of the position

Reconnaissance when troops are in touch

Action of advanced guards

Conduct of the Battle by the Crown Prince

The conduct of the battle by Marshal MacMahon

The Front on which the battle was fought

The combination of holding attacks and turning movements

Breaking up formations in the deployment and the mixing of units in the final stages

Conduct of the fire fight

Wood fighting and attacking through woods

Counter-attack

Employment of artillery

Employment of cavalry

Strengthening supporting points and entrenching in the attack

The fighting capacity of the troops

Chapter VII After the Battle 90

The French retreat

The German pursuit

Appendix I Order of Battle of the French forces engaged at the Battle of Weissenburg 92

Appendix II Order of Battle of the German forces engaged at the Battle of Weissenburg 93

Appendix III Order of Battle of the French forces engaged at the Battle of Woerth 95

Appendix IV Order of Battle of the German forces engaged at the Battle of Woerth 98

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