French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War (1): Imperial Troops

French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War (1): Imperial Troops

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by Stephen Shann, Louis Delperier, Jeffrey Burn
     
 

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At the time of the Second Empire, under Napoleon III, the French army, elevated from tactful obscurity, was re-modelled on Napoleonic lines. This army first fought in the Crimea, and then against Austria. Later, In Mexico, they had a disastrous adventure while in Europe Prussia was fast emerging as a challenge to France's military pre-eminence. Together with Austria,

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At the time of the Second Empire, under Napoleon III, the French army, elevated from tactful obscurity, was re-modelled on Napoleonic lines. This army first fought in the Crimea, and then against Austria. Later, In Mexico, they had a disastrous adventure while in Europe Prussia was fast emerging as a challenge to France's military pre-eminence. Together with Austria, Bismarck first crushed Denmark before turning on Austria herself. The victory at Sadowa in 1866 stunned Europe, and in Paris Napoleon and his advisers set to thinking of a way to counter this new threat. In this first of two volumes looking at the French Army of the Franco-Prussian War, Stephen Shann and Louis Delperier examine the history, organisation and weapons of the French Imperial troops.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782002314
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #233
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Shann's speciality is the Franco-Prussian War, about which he has written two titles for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series.

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