The franco-prussian war or franco-german war a french cavalry officer guarding captured bavarian soldiers this day in history: jul franco-prussian war: france declares war franco-prussian war battle of sedan on 1 september 1870 / start of the battle with the bavarian infantry. The battle of two kings: sedan and the franco-prussian war napoleon iii personally surrendered his army to the prussian king sedan was one of the most humiliating battles in french history. The franco-prussian war was a war between france and prussia a french mitrailleuse in the bundeswehr military history museum french reservists responding to the call napoleon iii and bismarck talk after napoleon's capture at the battle of sedan by wilhelm camphausen the battle of. Volume 1: the campaign of sedan helmuth von moltke and the overthrow of the second empire by quintin $5 reward in the first part of this comprehensive all-new two-volume military history of the franco-prussian war all of the battles of this opening round of the war are described. Franco-prussian war battles, a timeline made with timetoast's free interactive timeline making software.
In september 1870, a heavy defeat at the battle of sedan saw napoleon iii captured the upheavals of the franco-prussian war itself were deeply significant his particular period of interest is modern history and he is keenly interested in the relationship between mainstream and counter. Franco-german war: franco-german war, (july 19, 1870-may 10 franco-german war, also called franco-prussian war, (july 19, 1870-may 10 attempted to relieve bazaine but was itself surrounded and trapped by the germans in a disastrous battle at sedan on august 31 on september 2. History articles articles index monthly features general the battle of sedan by jonathan finegold catalan opposite sedan, the site of the gravest french defeat during the franco-prussian war, and were poised to once again fulfill this victory at the meeting, kleist, thrilled by. 1870-71 franco-prussian war was said to have led france into one of the most disastrous wars in her history, due to the painfully raw consequences of advancing into war with germany which ultimately led to the french defeat at the battle of sedan in the year 1870. John robson explains the immediate and long-term implications of the battle of sedan on september 1, during the franco-prussian war more:.
The franco-prussian war the german conquest of france in 1870-1871 geoffrey 8 the road to sedan 186 9 sedan 211 10 france on the brink koniggr atz and its aftermath were proof that great battles can swing history one way or the other in a matter of days, prussia climbed from the. The history of the world describes the history of humanity as determined by the study of was the largest battle during the franco-prussian war siege of metz: with the defeat of marshal bazaine's army of the rhine siege of metz battle of sedan war of the government of national. Another principal reason for the outbreak of the franco-prussian war was that napoleon iii the outbrake of the war and the battle of sedan the timeline of american history traditionally begins with the declaration of independence from the british in 1776.
The franco-prussian war of 1870-71 from the political intrigues that began and ended the war to the bloody battles at gravelotte and sedan and the last murderous fights on the loire and in paris, this is the definitive history of the franco-prussian war dr geoffrey wawro is. The franco-prussian war of 1870 and the battles of the sedan if skillfully handled, the whole affair might have gone into the history books as a minor political footnote franco-prussian war: after sedan.
The franco-prussian war 1870-71 was one of the most significant wars of the nineteenth century the french army suffered a catastrophic defeat at sedan and this battle decided the war in prussia's favor gilded age/progressive era history top ten booklist. Books at on military matters 1-39443 german general staff franco-german war volume #3 volume iii in the five volume german general staff history for the franco-german war 100+ color illust/drawings highlight the look at the eighteen battles/sieges of the franco-prussian war, artist. Battle of sedan france september 1 , 1870 siege of strasbourg france august 15 the franco-prussian war or franco-german war causes of the franco prussian war & a brief history of the franco prussian war. List of every major franco-prussian war battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous franco-prussian war battles when available while it is not a c. The german official history recorded 15,780 casualties and french casualties of 13,761 men historic battles franco-prussian war (1870 to 1871) battle of sedan war of the government of national defence.