Solferino 1859

Solferino 1859

The battle for Italy’s Freedom

Campaign 207
  • Author: Richard Brooks
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: CAM 207
  • Publication Date: 10 Apr 2009
  • ISBN: 9781846033858
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The battle of Solferino, fought during the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, was the largest European battle since Leipzig in 1813. In the presence of three crowned heads of state - Napoleon III of France, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria and Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia (later the King of all Italy) - the armies clashed together in a bitterly fought contest that would leave more than 40,000 dead. As a crucial climax to the Second Italian War of Independence, this title covers the build-up to the battle, including actions at Montebello, Palestro and Magenta that led to the decisive moment of the campaign. Full-colour battle-scene artwork and detailed maps illustrate this comprehensive account of the commanders, armies, plans and aftermath of one of the bloodiest battles of the period.

Biographical Note

Richard Brooks is a freelance military historian with a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MSc in International Relations from Southampton University. With numerous published books and articles, his recent work includes Cassell's Battlefields of Britain and Ireland (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005) and The Royal Marines: 1664 to the Present (Constable & Robinson, 2002).Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Opposing commanders
Opposing forces
Opposing plans
The Solferino campaign
After the battle
The battlefields today
Further reading
Index

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