FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR 1870-71 VOLUME 1:
The Campaign Of Sedan. Helmuth Von Moltke And The Overthrow Of The Second Empire |
by Quintin Barry.
Publisher: Helion & Co.
Publish Date: 2007
Edition: Limited Edition Print Signed & Numbered to 750
Description: 352 pages, 75 illustrations and maps. In the first part of this comprehensive all-new two-volume military history of the Franco-Prussian War, Quintin Barry presents a detailed account of the war against the French Imperial Army waged by the armies of the German Confederation, directed by that supreme military mind, Helmuth von Moltke. The author places Moltke and his strategic planning in the context of the European balance of power following the ending of the Austria Prussian War of 1866, before exploring the initial mobilization and deployment of the armies in 1870. All of the battles of this opening round of the war are described in detail, including Weissenburg, Worth, Spicheren, Borny-Colombey, Mars la Tour, Gravelotte, Beaumont and, of course, Sedan. The book ends as the Second Empire of Napoleon III lies defeated, crushed by the German armies directed by von Moltke. Written in English.
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Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket
Condition: MINT, New Old Stock
ID Number: 11718