Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870: End of the Second Empire (Campaign #21) (Paperback)

Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870: End of the Second Empire (Campaign #21) By Philipp Elliot-Wright Cover Image
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855322868
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 28th, 1993
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign