The Army of the German Empire 1870–88

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The Army of the German Empire 1870–88

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The army of the German Empire was born out of the once great Prussian army that Napoleon Bonaparte had humbled at the Battle of Jena-Auerstädt in 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars. 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.

Table of Contents

· 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

Product details

Published Jun 15 1973
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850451504
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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