The Army of the German Empire 1870–88

The Army of the German Empire 1870–88

Men-at-Arms 4
  • Author: Albert Seaton
  • Illustrator: Michael Youens
  • Short code: MAA 4
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1973
  • ISBN: 9780850451504
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The army of the German Empire was born out of the once great Prussian army that Napoleon Bonaparte had humbled at the battles of Jena and Auerstadt. The eventual defeat of Napoleon initiated a slow process of military reform that gained momentum during the pan-German and expansionist policies of King william I of Prussia and his chancellor Bismarck. This book charts the consolidation of prussian power and details the structure of the new imperial army that was created after the triumph of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. uniforms and equipment are also examined in full detail.

Biographical Note

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Seaton (Retd.) is the author of many books on 19th century military history and he is an expert on modern Russian history. His other titles for Osprey in the Men-at-Arms series include MAA 5 The Austro-Hungarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars and MAA 16 Fredrick the Great's Army. Michael Youens is a skilful artist. He has illustrated several volumes for Osprey on a variety of subjects including the American Civil War and the Napoleonic era.


Introduction Prussia's Greatest Warrior Prussia's Demoralization and Decay Prussia's Military Reforms Europe in the Mid-nineteenth Century Von Roon's New Army Denmark the casus belli The Army of the North German Confederation Prussia's South German Allies The Franco-Prussian War Structure of the Army The Plates

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