The Franco Prussian War 1870-71

The Franco Prussian War 1870-71

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This handy little paperback from Osprey is an excellent history of the background, battles and aftermath of this nasty little war. I remembered some of it from ‘O’ level History, but this book is packed with information that wasn’t covered in the curriculum. For instance I learned that our own Lord Kitchener had his first experience of warfare when serving as a medic in this war.

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Here’s an excellent YouTube channel that covers the war.

Glory and Defeat
 
Gustave Courbet / Jules Vallès / Louise Michel, and the Commune de Paris
Gustave Courbet painted the Origines de monde and the the Origins of War
 
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No that was 1815 or arguably 1805.

The Seven years war was the war that broke France's ascent, 1756–1763, they never really regained momentum, losing colonies in North America, being battered in India, Africa and Europe, and it's been down hill ever since with Napoleon putting in a bit of an effort to regain lost ground.

It was our most successful conflict ever with 1759 being 'The Year of Victories' well worth reading up on.

We were f'kin ace back then
 
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The Seven years war was the war that broke France's ascent, 1756–1763, they never really regained momentum, losing colonies in North America, being battered in India, Africa and Europe, and it's been down hill ever since with Napoleon putting in a bit of an effort to regain lost ground.

It was our most successful conflict ever with 1759 being 'The Year of Victories' well worth reading up on.

We were fkin ace back then

True but Nappy did manage the odd victory between then and 1815. Since then it's been a rather different story.
 
The Seven years war was the war that broke France's ascent, 1756–1763, they never really regained momentum, losing colonies in North America, being battered in India, Africa and Europe, and it's been down hill ever since with Napoleon putting in a bit of an effort to regain lost ground.

It was our most successful conflict ever with 1759 being 'The Year of Victories' well worth reading up on.

We were fkin ace back then

Come cheer up my lads tis to glory we steer.
To add something more to this wonderful year.
To honour we call you, not press you like slaves.
For who are so free as the sons of the waves?
 
Sadly wrong, they lost that battle but won the war.

Well they couldnt really lose could they - Greecy like Agincourt and a thousand battles in between was French nobility vying for the throne - The English/ Welsh were simply the bulk of the forces supplied by one of the supporters of one of the claimants** who were making the best of laying waste to another county.



**Which claimant often depended upon who paid best
 
True but Nappy did manage the odd victory between then and 1815. Since then it's been a rather different story.
Only on European soil, he didn't get Canada back ;) nor did he hold on to the few remnants they had in India, in fact his blundering about in Egypt meant that we got to look after it for a fair bit
 

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Gents, please!

This is a book reviews and will be looked at by the publishers, who send us free books to review. I'd like them to continue to do this.


Please direct your competitions to the NAAFI, which is a more appropriate home for such talk. Thanks.
 

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However to misquote Al Murray, no one cares about the heats it's the final that counts.
Benefit of the doubt on your timing. Thread being locked anyway.
 
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