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French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War : Imperial Troops - Burn and Louis Delperier

French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War

Imperial Troops


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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.

Introduction . Chronology . The Imperial Guard . L'Armee D'Afrique . Troops of the Line . Artillery . Command, Staff and Logistics . Weapons . Orders of Battle . The Plates

ISBN: 9781855321212
ISBN-10: 1855321211
Series: Men-at-Arms
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.7  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1