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"New - The Franco German War 1870 - 1871, Uniforms And Equipment Of The German Armies"
<B> LA FRANCO ALLEMANDE 1870 - 1871, Uniforms and equipment of the German and French armies <FONT COLOR = "navy"> VERSION IN FRENCH LANGUAGE </FONT> </B> Markus Stein & Gerhard Bauer (volume 1) Louis Delpérier , Laurent Mirouze & Christophe Pommier (volume 2) Two volumes in a strong cardboard box, 800 pages, 2,500 color and black and white illustrations; Format 29.5 × 26 cm. Volume 1 The last of the so-called "German unification wars" began in July 1870. From the beginning, the troops of the northern German states made common cause with Prussia, but the confederation could also count on the armies of all other German states, including southern kingdoms. In September 1870, during a series of deadly battles, this “multinational” power, initially composed of three armies, forced the French imperial army to withdraw from the borders to finally surround it in Metz and defeat it in Sedan. After the abdication of Napoleon III, the French Republic proclaimed on September 4, 1870 continued the struggle. This war of "princes" then became a war of the people which, in many respects, foreshadowed the wars of the 20th century where the action of the partisans and the act of targeting civilians became commonplace. In Germany, the war of 1870-1871 began to disappear from public consciousness even before 1945. What remains today are at best vague representations of colorful and inconsequential battles, or the name of Otto von Bismarck. But the real suffering of soldiers and the civilian population is not the only thing that has been forgotten. A true knowledge of the appearance of the two armies is lacking today. During the Franco-Prussian War, the German armies fought for the last time in different uniforms and, contrary to popular opinion, they did not form an army universally wearing helmets with spikes. If the German armies continued to wear their uniforms after the war, numerous catches and trophies made their way into museum collections, thus outnumbering contemporary German uniforms and equipment. In this volume, original pieces kept in public and private collections will be presented and described, but they will also be accompanied by historical photographs, paintings and images in order to constitute for the first time a complete collection on the organization and uniforms of the German armies during the war of 1870-1871. This work is supplemented by a second volume which relates to the French armies of the Empire and the Republic. Volume 2 Even if this is less pronounced than in Germany, the conflict of 1870 has largely been forgotten in France since the two world wars. Few events are more decisive in the history of this country. The reign of Napoleon III had raised France to the rank of a great power. "Master of the land" at the end of the Crimean and Italian wars in Europe in 1860, France followed closely behind Great Britain to become "master of the seas" by means of external operations carried out on a large scale planetary. This prosperous country, once again dominant, will nevertheless declare war on Prussia with the greatest lightness, which will cost it, forever, its continental preponderance. In addition, defeat allows a bourgeois, rural and moderate Republic to take root durably during this major political and social turning point. With the help of collections that it was sometimes difficult to present despite the richness of the national heritage, this book aims to revive the incredible diversity of the French armies of 1870. This diversity is illustrated in the ranks of the imperial army defeated during the summer, with its units of the Imperial Guard, its elite regiments or its corps of the African army. It is also visible within the marching regiments, Mobiles, National Guards and snipers, that is to say, the armies of the National Defense which continue the combats during the republican phase of the conflict. It is ultimately the soldier's daily life, military values, ideas of the time, and undoubtedly also a part of the national identity that the uniforms, equipment, paintings and photographs presented in this work make it possible to define as closely as possible. . FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION
Price : 130 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Consulat, Empire
Condition : Neuf

Material : Papier

Reference : 600989
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