The French Army, 1870-71
Franco-Prussian War - Imperial Troops v.1
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French Army, 1870-71 by Stephen Shann
Book DescriptionAt 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855321212
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Shann
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Part two of this series details the uniforms and equipment of the troops of the Third Republic who fought out the last five months of the war before the final catastrophic defeat.
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