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'First Reich'

£20.00

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320pp, including index. Crisp, clean and tightly bound throughout. Dust wrapper has bright colours and gloss, but with a little shelf wear visible on close inspection and light crinkling across top edge.

"Because it lasted only seven months, the Franco-Prussian War has sometimes been ignored by historians and yet it merits study for the fact that it was the first deployment of a ruthlessly efficient and superbly organised German Army, a phenomenon that was to be seen twice more in the next 75 years. Indeed, military professionals and history students have long sought a thorough account of this conflict for the very reasons of its significance in both military development and European evolution. The war machine of the expansive Prussians used organisational strength and modern techniques to prevail over the more antiquated French and yet the battles were keenly fought and brought awesome casualties. The lessons learned by both sides, and onlookers, had a mighty impact; the emergence of a dominant German land force, a German nation and a German Empire determined the course of European and world history for a century and beyond. The story of the war is told with vigour and accuracy and will be a significant contribution to military history and to our understanding of the development of Europe as we see it today."

Item details

Author(s):
Stone, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857533410
ISBN-13:
9781857533415
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Brassey's

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320pp, including index. Crisp, clean and tightly bound throughout. Dust wrapper has bright colours and gloss, but with a little shelf wear visible on close inspection and light crinkling across top edge.

"Because it lasted only seven months, the Franco-Prussian War has sometimes been ignored by historians and yet it merits study for the fact that it was the first deployment of a ruthlessly efficient and superbly organised German Army, a phenomenon that was to be seen twice more in the next 75 years. Indeed, military professionals and history students have long sought a thorough account of this conflict for the very reasons of its significance in both military development and European evolution. The war machine of the expansive Prussians used organisational strength and modern techniques to prevail over the more antiquated French and yet the battles were keenly fought and brought awesome casualties. The lessons learned by both sides, and onlookers, had a mighty impact; the emergence of a dominant German land force, a German nation and a German Empire determined the course of European and world history for a century and beyond. The story of the war is told with vigour and accuracy and will be a significant contribution to military history and to our understanding of the development of Europe as we see it today."

Author(s):
Stone, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857533410
ISBN-13:
9781857533415
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Brassey's

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