The franco-prussian war or franco-german war (french: guerre franco-allemande, german: deutsch-französischer krieg), often referred to in france as the war of 1870 or in germany as 70/71. The franco-german war or franco-prussian war (19 july 1870 - 10 may 1871) was a conflict between france and prussia, while prussia was backed up by the. French and german relations, relation between prussia and france, franco prussian war this is the end of the preview.
The franco-prussian war broke out in 1870 when bismarck engineered a war with the french second empire under napoleon iii this was part of his wider political strategy of uniting prussia with the southern german states, excluding austria the war was an overwhelming prussian victory. Thus scenario 2 (the debacle) begins on turn 2 august 1870 and runs until the end of the game on turn 17 march 1871 highly recommended i've been enamoured by this period of history ever since i picked up the old spi game on the subject noted for its double blind play. The franco-prussian war of 1870-71 violently changed the course of european history alarmed by bismarck's territorial ambitions and the prussian army's crushing defeats of denmark in 1864 and austria in 1866, french emperor napoleon iii vowed to bring prussia to heel.
1 causes of the franco-prussian war 2 the armies in 1870 3 mobilization for war 4 wissembourg and spicheren 5 froeschwiller 6 mars-la-tour 7 gravelotte 8 the road to sedan 9 sedan 10 france on the brink 11. The franco-prussian war of 1870-71 violently changed the course of european history digging into many european and american archives for the first time the unification of germany in 1871 was very much part of a historical trend within western civilization, that which could be unified, or more unified. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war , often referred to in france as the war of 1870 ( july, 19 1870 - may,10 1871), was a conflict between the second french empire and the german states of the north german confederation led by the a brief history of the franco prussian war.
History map of eastern france: the franco-prussian war 1870-1871 illustrating the territory ceded by france to the german empire at the close of the war, railways as in 1870 inset: neighborhood of metz. Franco-prussian war: siege of paris share flipboard military and naval history expert kennedy hickman has nearly 20 years of experience as a museum curator and director, and has been featured on the history the siege of paris was a key battle of the franco-prussian war (1870-1871. The franco-prussian war, was a war in 1870-1871 lost by france to the german states under the leadership of prussia the underlying causes of the conflict were the determination of the prussian statesman prince otto edward leopold von bismarck to unify germany under prussian control and. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war (german: deutsch-französischer krieg, french: guerre franco-allemande), often referred to in france as the war of 1870 (19 july 1870 - 10 may 1871), was a conflict between the second french empire of napoleon iii and the german states of.
The franco-prussian war or the franco-german war is sometimes referred to in france at the 1870 war it was a conflict between the second french empire and the kingdom of prussia prussia was aided by the north german confederation the war lasted from july 19, 1870 to may 10, 1871. The franco-prussian war is an unusual conflict in that it is in many ways a study in contrasts thus from the summer of 1870 through the depths of winter and into 1871, the story of the not only is this a successful history of the franco-prussian war, but also a model of what good history writing. Franco-prussian war: the german invasion of france, 1870-1871 by publishing an english-language history of the this is straightforward military history, a study of armies and battles with little discussion of the franco-prussian war was a military proving ground in an age full of uncertainties.
The franco-prussian war or franco-german war, often referred to in france as the war of 1870 (19 july 1870 - 10 may 1871), was a conflict between the second french the history of the world describes the history of humanity as determined by the study of archaeological and written records. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war (german language: deutsch-französischer krieg), often referred to in france as the war of 1870 (19 july 1870 - 10 may 1871), was a significant conflict pitting the second french empire against the kingdom of prussia and its allies in the north german. Essential histories the franco-prussian war 1870-1871 stephen badsey osprey in 1870 only 36 out of 100 regiments of the infantry of the line were garrisoned in their depot towns the french army joked that it operated under le systeme d for 'debrouillage'', meaning improvisation or. The franco-prussian war of 1870-71 violently changed the course of european history alarmed by bismarck s territorial ambitions and the prussian army s crushing defeats of denmark in 1864 and austria in 1866, french emperor napoleon iii vowed to bring prussia to heel.
Thus, both france and prussia wanted war the clouds were gathering day-by-day around the throne of napoleon iii bismarck had achieved success, on the basis of his diplomacy, to isolate france in europe the question of the spanish throne was the immediate cause of franco-prussian war in. Franco-prussian war or franco-german war, 1870-71, conflict between france the emergence of prussia as the leading german power and the increasing unification of the german states were viewed with apprehension by napoleon iii after the prussian victory in the austro-prussian war of 1866. Franco-german war, also called franco-prussian war, (july 19, 1870-may 10, 1871), war in which a coalition of german states led by prussia defeated the immediate cause of the franco-german war, however, was the candidacy of prince leopold of hohenzollern-sigmaringen (who was related. First, this is an operational history and operational histories are, by their very nature, boring reads it is particularly difficult to get excited about the finally, sir michael must have assumed his audience had a certain working knowledge of the primary cast of characters, places, and events of the 1870 war.
Franco-prussian war 1870-1871 in july 1870 the french emperor, who did not agree with the accession of a prussian prince to the vacant throne of spain, obtains satisfaction with the withdrawal of the pretender leopold july 19th in 1870 the french empire declares war to the prussian kingdom. In 1870 bismarck ordered the prussian army to invade france, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in european history first published in 1961 and now with a new introduction, the franco-prussian war is acknowledged as the definitive history of one of the most dramatic and.