Autore: Stephen Badsey

Codice: 228030051

€ 17,50

Collana della Osprey Publishing dedicata alle principali guerre della storia, con particolare attenzione ai combattimenti e all’impatto sulla società. Ogni volume prende in esame una guerra e fornisce informazioni sull’origine, i combattenti, come vennero svolti i combattimenti e le conseguenze. Ricca iconografia che comprende foto in bianco e nero, riproduzione di dipinti a colori e mappe appositamente realizzate da noti esperti.


With updates from the author, specially commissioned maps and 50 new images, this is a concise overview of the Franco-Prussian War.

The Franco-Prussian War started in 1870 when Otto von Bismarck engineered a war with the French Second Empire under Napoleon III, as part of his plan to unite Prussia with the southern German states as a new Germany. Stephen Badsey examines the build-up, battles, and impact of the war, which was an overwhelming Prussian victory with massive consequences. The French Second Empire collapsed, Napoleon III became an exile in Britain, and King Wilhelm I was proclaimed Emperor of the new united Germany. In the peace settlement that followed, Germany gained the eastern French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, areas that were to provide a bone of contention for years to come.

Updated and revised, with full-colour maps and new images throughout, this is a concise study of the largest and most important war fought in Europe between the age of Napoleon and the First World War, a war that marked the beginning of the creation of modern Europe.





Riccamente illustrato


18,5 x 25