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FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR 1870-71

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN AND FRENCH ARMIES

Autore: Gerhard Bauer, Markus Stein, Louis Delperier, Laurent Mirouze

Codice: 449122

€ 135,00

DISPONIBILE FINE APRILE 2020

In July 1870 the last of the so-called ‘Wars of German Unification’ took place. Not only did the troops of the North German states march alongside Prussia, but from the very beginning they were joined by the forces of the South German kingdoms and principalities. By September 1870, in a series of battles with heavy losses, these ‘multinational’ forces, initially comprising three armies, had forced the Imperial French forces to retreat from the border, ultimately defeating them at Sedan and surrounding Metz. After Napoleon III abdicated, the French Republic, newly declared on 4 September, resumed the fighting. A war between rulers had become a war of the people, which gave birth to many of the features that we associate with the wars of the 20th century, including guerrilla warfare and firing on civilian targets. However, even before 1945 the 1870/71 War had begun to fade from public awareness, in both Germany and France. What remains today is at best a vague impression of colourful battles and the names Otto von Bismarck and Napoleon III. Not only has the actual suffering of the soldiers on both sides and of the civilian population been forgotten, but also the appearance of the two armies. This two-volume work therefore not only presents, in photographs and textual descriptions, original German and French pieces gathered from public and private collections. For the first time a compendium has been added, richly illustrated with historical photographs, paintings and illustrations, dealing with the organisation and uniforms of the two armies during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

2.500 illustrazioni a colori e in bianco e nero

Pagine

800 in 2 volumi con cofanetto

Misure

26 x 30

Rilegato

SI CON COFANETTO

ISBN
9783903341029