French Army 1870–71 Franco-Prussian War (2)

Republican Troops

French Army 1870–71 Franco-Prussian War (2) cover

French Army 1870–71 Franco-Prussian War (2)

Republican Troops

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The capitulation of Napoleon and his army at Sedan in September 1870 shook Paris to its foundations. The Second Empire was swept from power, and a Government of National Defence hastily put in its place. To replace the weakened professional army the French called for a 'war of the people'. A companion volume to Men-at-Arms 233: The French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War (1) Imperial Troops, this book covers the forces that participated in the second half of the campaign, including the regular army, l' Armeé d' Afrique, la Garde Mobile, la Garde Nationale and the naval forces. The text is accompanied by contemporary photographs and detailed colour plates.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The Regular Army · Chronology · L'Armee D'Afrique · La Garde Nationale Mobile · La Garde Nationale · Naval Forces · The Francs-Tireurs · The High Command · Weapons · Standards · The Plates

Product details

Published 25 Jul 1991
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855321359
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 237
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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