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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
Franco-Prussian Wars

3-32050 Ascoli, David DAY OF BATTLE, A:Mars-La-Tour 16 August 1870 Detailed account of the climatic battle that was to change the face of Europe. Battle maps, illusts of the terrain, o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 1987 LONDON, HARRAP LIMITED
V.GOOD-dj ......$60.00

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1-38080 Baldick, Robert SIEGE OF PARIS, THE Part of the Batsford 'Famous Battle Series'. Maps b/w illust, index, biblio. 1 vol, 248 pgs 1964 LONDON, BATSFORD PUBLI'NG
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1-201020 Fermer, Douglas SEDAN 1870 - The Eclipse of France The Franco-Prussian War was a turning point in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, and the Battle of Sedan was the pivotal event in that war.

For the Germans their overwhelming victory symbolized the birth of their nation, forged in steel and tempered in the blood of the common enemy. For the French it was a defeat more complete and humiliating than Waterloo.

Douglas Fermer's fresh study of this traumatic moment in European history reconsiders how the mutual fear and insecurity of two rival nations tempted their governments to seek a solution to domestic tensions by waging war against each other. His compelling narrative shows how war came about, and how the dramatic campaign of summer 1870 culminated in a momentous clash of arms at Sedan. He gives fascinating insights into the personalities and aims of the politicians and generals involved, but focuses too on the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 UK, PEN AND SWORD
NEW-dj ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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2-201020 Fermer, Douglas SEDAN 1870: The Eclipse of France The Franco-Prussian War was a turning point in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, and the Battle of Sedan was the pivotal event in that war.

For the Germans their overwhelming victory symbolized the birth of their nation, forged in steel and tempered in the blood of the common enemy. For the French it was a defeat more complete and humiliating than Waterloo.

Douglas Fermer's fresh study of this traumatic moment in European history reconsiders how the mutual fear and insecurity of two rival nations tempted their governments to seek a solution to domestic tensions by waging war against each other. His compelling narrative shows how war came about, and how the dramatic campaign of summer 1870 culminated in a momentous clash of arms at Sedan. He gives fascinating insights into the personalities and aims of the politicians and generals involved, but focuses too on the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, PEN AND SWORD
NEW-pb, available early February 2016 ......$25.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-204630 Fermer, Douglas THREE GERMAN INVASIONS OF FRANCE: The Summer Campaigns of 1870, 1914 and 1940 Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France -- in 1870, 1914, and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events, in isolation, rather than as connected episodes in the confrontation between the two nations.

Douglas Fermer's fresh account of the military campaigns and the preparations for them treats them as part of a cycle of fear, suspicion, animosity and conflicting ambitions extending across several generations. In a clear, concise account of the decisive opening phase of each campaign, he describes the critical decision-making, the maneuvers and clashes of arms in eastern France as German forces advanced westwards.

Includes 30 illustrations. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2014 UK, Pen and Sword
NEW-dj, available late March 2014 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-39441 German General Staff FRANCO-GERMAN WAR, VOLUME #1 This is the first volume in the five volume German General Staff history for the Franco-German War. This volume covers the outbreak of war to the Battle of Gravelotte in August 1870. 1 vol, 582 pgs 1995 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-39443 German General Staff FRANCO-GERMAN WAR VOLUME #3 Volume III in the five volume German General Staff history for the Franco-German War. This volume covers the siege of Paris and the new Third Republic 1 vol, 582 pgs 1995 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-39444 German General Staff FRANCO-GERMAN WAR, VOLUME #4 Volume IV in the five volume German General Staff official history for the Franco-German War. This volume covers the Battles in the Provinces 1 vol, 582 pgs 1995 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-39445 German General Staff FRANCO-GERMAN WAR, VOLUME #5 Volume V in the five volume German General Staff official history for the Franco-German War. This volume covers the German victory, the 1 vol, 582 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-85460 Giovanangeli, Bernard and others 1870 LES SOLDATS ET LEURS BATAILLES 10x12, 100+ color illust/drawings highlight the look at the eighteen battles/sieges of the Franco-Prussian War, artist/painting list, biblio, index. 1 vol, 162 pgs 2007 PARIS, MONS GIOVANANGELI
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1-191710 Henderson, Majot G.F.R. THE BATTLE OF SPICHEREN-August 1870 This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late nineteenth century, remains one of the best narratives. Comprehensive maps. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2010 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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2-15300 Howard, Michael FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR, THE A superb study, many maps, 16 page biblio, index. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2001 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-50221 Nutt, Tom FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR PAINTING GUIDE:V1 Imperial French A4, brief description off the units on both sides (14) pgs of full color computer graphics uniform detail, o/b's. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-50222 Nutt, Tom FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR PAINTING GUIDE:V2 German A4, brief description off the units on both sides -- (14) pgs of full color computer graphics uniform details. Covers the NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION ARMY: Saxony, Hesse, etc; o/b's. 1 vol, 54 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-50223 Nutt, Tom FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR PAINTING GUIDE:V3 South German Confederation & French Republican Armies A4, brief description off the units on both sides (14) pgs of full color computer graphics uniform details. Covers the SOUTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION ARMY:Bavaria, Baden, etc; o/b's. 1 vol, 58 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-50390 Owen, Captain J.F. MITRAILLEUSES AND MACHINE-GUNS The Miteailleuses was a powerful gun when used to its capability, this is its story, b/w illust. 1 vol, 42 pgs 1988 UK, PATIZAN PRESS
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1-72150 Patry, Leonce translated by Douglas Fermer REALTY OF WAR, THE: Franco-Prussian War Memoir This remarkable memoir, based on the author's war-time diary, vividly conveys what the war was likefor soldiers/junior officers, 10 b/w maps, index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2001 LONDON, CASSELL & CO
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1-530811 Pigeard, Alain editor LA GENDARMERIE IMPERIALE:Les Fideles de Napoleon 3 Ninety b/w and color plates with over 250 illustrations details the Gendarms form 1849-1870 1 vol, 82 pgs 1999 PARIS, L.C.V SERVICES
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1-90251 Smith, Nigel ARMIES OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR:Part One-French 8.5x11, Covers the French Imperial and Republican Armies 1870-71. Includes organization, uniforms, flags and weapons. Bios on French Commanders, extensive o/b's, eight pages of color. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-90252 Smith, Nigel ARMIES OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR:Part Two Prussian and the German States 8.5x11, Covers the Prussian and the German States 1870-71. Includes organization, uniforms, flags and weapons. Bios on Commanders, extensive o/b's, b/w & color. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-72580 Wawro, Geoffrey FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR, THE Follow on to his well received AUSTRO-PRUSSIAN WARbook, an analysis of the German conquest of Franceb/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2002 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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2-72580 Wawro, Geoffrey FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR, THE Follow on to his well received AUSTRO-PRUSSIAN WAR book, an analysis of the German conquest of France. W/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 346 pgs 2005 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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1-970004 Zins, Ronald SPICHEREN 1870 FORGOTTEN BATTLES series:

Born to a diplomatic crisis extremely short, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 sealed the fate of the Second Empire. In three days, from August 4 to 6, the imperial army suffered three major defeats at the battles of Wissembourg and Froeschwiller (Alsace) and the Battle of Spicheren (Lorraine). These defeats ften the gates of France to German troops. Unlike the two battles in Alsace, the Battle of Spicheren, led by French side Frossard and Bazaine, should have been a French victory. In fact at the beginning of the Prussian offensive, and for several hours, one division foe faces three French divisions. 60 b/w and color illust. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2006 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE EDITIONS
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1-970014 Zins, Ronald WISSEMBOURG: August 4, 1870 FORGOTTEN BATTLES series: On the morning of August 4, 1870, the 2nd Division of General Abel Douay deployed on the heights of Wissembourg a few hundred meters from the enemy border. Several Bavarian and Prussian corps moved forward without being spotted by the French cavalry reconnaissance, creating an unequal battle in and around the city that ended with a heroic defense of the castle Geisberg and the death of General Douay. Despite the bravery of the troops, the French were forced to retire towards 'pigeon neck pass' (Col du Pigeonnier), leaving half their force on the battlefield.

Wissembourg is the first battle of the War of 1870. Through extensive research in French and German archives and rare books, Ronald Zins, a recognized specialist of the Second Empire, offers a fascinating synthesis of this event. 80 b/w and color illustrations. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2012 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE EDITIONS
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