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Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870 : End of the Second Empire - Philipp Elliot-Wright

Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870

End of the Second Empire

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Gravelotte-St-Privat was probably the hardest fought of all the battles of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). 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.

Introduction/The Road to War/The Opposing Leaders/The Opposing Armies/Mobilization and Deployment/The Frontier Battles/The Retreat to Metz/The Battle of Gravelotte-St-Privat /Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Gravelotte-St-Privat

ISBN: 9781855322868
ISBN-10: 1855322862
Series: Campaign Series
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1