» » TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF MOLTKE'S STRATEGYDisplayed and Explained from the Battles of Gravelotte and St. Privat 18th August 1870

Fb2 TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF MOLTKE'S STRATEGYDisplayed and Explained from the Battles of Gravelotte and St. Privat 18th August 1870 ePub

by Fritz Hoenig

Subcategory: Different
Author: Fritz Hoenig
ISBN: 1845749278
ISBN13: 978-1845749279
Language: English
Publisher: Naval & Military Press (October 15, 2015)
Pages: 198
Fb2 eBook: 1172 kb
ePub eBook: 1681 kb
Digital formats: mobi mbr txt azw

The Battle of Gravelotte - St. Privat, fought on August 18th - came early in the Franco-Prussian War and, although . Pinned down by merciless fire from the superior French Chassepot rifles, the Prussians responded with their Krupp heavy guns.

The Battle of Gravelotte - St. Privat, fought on August 18th - came early in the Franco-Prussian War and, although a Pyrrhic victory for the Prussians (their casualties were more than twice those of the French) - proved a strategic victory from which the French never recovered.

The Battle of Gravelotte – St. Privat, fought on August 18th – came early in the Franco-Prussian War and, although a Pyrrhic victory for the Prussians (their casualties were more than twice those of the French) – proved a strategic victory from which the French never recovered. Fought just west of the fortress city of Metz in Lorraine it followed a defeat inflicted on France the previous day at Mars-le-Tour, and was the final vindication of the tactics used by the brilliantly ruthless German C-in-C Field Marshal Hellmuth Von Moltke whose battle strategy if the subject of this absorbing book.

Are you sure you want to remove Twenty-four hours of Moltke's strategy from your list? . There's no description for this book yet.

Are you sure you want to remove Twenty-four hours of Moltke's strategy from your list? Twenty-four hours of Moltke's strategy. Published 1895 by Royal Artillery Institution in Woolwich.

Helmut Karl Bernhard Moltke Graf von.

The Battle of Gravelotte (or Gravelotte–St. Hönig, Fritz August, Twenty-four hours of Moltke's strategy, Royal Artillery Institution (1895). Privat) on 18 August 1870 was the largest battle during the Franco-Prussian War, named after Gravelotte, a village in Lorraine between Metz and the former French–German frontier. By 12:00, General Manstein opened up the battle before the village of Amanvillers with artillery from the Hessian 25th Infantry Division. The French Army 1600-1900.

The Battle of Gravelotte (or Battle of Gravelotte–St. Privat) on 18 August 1870 was the largest battle of the Franco-Prussian War. Named after Gravelotte, a village in Lorraine, it was fought about 6 miles (. km) west of Metz, where on the previous day, having intercepted the French army's retreat to the west at the Battle of Mars-La-Tour, the Prussians were now closing in to complete the destruction of the French forces.

Battles of gravelotte and st. pbivat.

Moltke’s strategy, Displayed and explained prom the. Battles of gravelotte and st. My relation of the tactical events of the 18th of August at Gravelotte must lose some little weight from the fact that I did not myself take part in these struggles. I can therefore only judge from what the present condition of Military History offers to me. The filling in of the picture is given from protracted personal investigations on the actual ground, and from numerous statements by various persons who took part in these events, and who have placed their observations at my disposal. Named after Gravelotte, a village in Lorraine between Metz and the former French–German frontier, it was fought about west of Metz, where on the previous day, having intercepted the French army's retreat to the west at the Battle of Mars-La-Tour, the Prussians were now closing in to complete the destruction of the French forces. The combined German forces under King Wilhelm I were the Prussian First and Second Armies of the North German Confederation with 210 infantry battalions, 133 cavalry squadrons, and 732 heavy cannons totaling 188,332 officers and me. he French Army of the Rhine, commanded by Marshal François Achille Bazaine, dug in along high ground with their southern left flank at the town of. Rozerieulles, and their northern right flank at St. Privat

The Battle of Gravelotte - St. Privat, fought on August 18th - came early in the Franco-Prussian War and, although a Pyrrhic victory for the Prussians (their casualties were more than twice those of the French) - proved a strategic victory from which the French never recovered. Fought just west of the fortress city of Metz in Lorraine it followed a defeat inflicted on France the previous day at Mars-le-Tour, and was the final vindication of the tactics used by the brilliantly ruthless German C-in-C Field Marshal Hellmuth Von Moltke whose battle strategy if the subject of this absorbing book. The Prussian First and Second Armies, numbering 188,332 and equipped with 732 heavy cannon, outnumbered and outgunned their opponents in the French Army of the Rhine commanded by the brave but inept and unlucky Marshal Achille Bazaine. The French numbered some 112,800 and had the advantage of a strong defensive position above a ravine which they had spent the night entrenching and strengthening. Despite this, the Prussians launched repeated attacks across the ravine. Pinned down by merciless fire from the superior French Chassepot rifles, the Prussians responded with their Krupp heavy guns. Although the armies finished the battle exhausted and in stalemate, with the Prussians having casualties of 20,000 against French losses of less than half that number, the strategic victory was Moltke's since he had blocked the French retreat to the fortress town of Verdun and the next day Bazaine fell back to Metz, where he remained bottled up and unable to take further part in the war: a dereliction of duty for which he was later court-martialled and imprisoned - finally escaping to die in impoverished exile in Spain.
Related to TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF MOLTKE'S STRATEGYDisplayed and Explained from the Battles of Gravelotte and St. Privat 18th August 1870
Passchendaele: The Hollow Victory (Campaign Chronicles) eBook
Fb2 Passchendaele: The Hollow Victory (Campaign Chronicles) ePub
Albuera: Wellington's Fourth Peninsular Campaign, 1811 eBook
Fb2 Albuera: Wellington's Fourth  Peninsular Campaign, 1811 ePub
Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War (Praeger Security International) eBook
Fb2 Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War (Praeger Security International) ePub
Mélanges à la mémoire de Franco Simone: France et Italie dans la culture européenne (Bibliothèque Franco Simone) (French Edition) eBook
Fb2 Mélanges à la mémoire de Franco Simone: France et Italie dans la culture européenne (Bibliothèque Franco Simone) (French Edition) ePub
They Fought in the Fields: Women's Land Army - The Story of a Forgotten Victory eBook
Fb2 They Fought in the Fields: Women's Land Army - The Story of a Forgotten Victory ePub
The Second Battle of the Marne (Twentieth-Century Battles) eBook
Fb2 The Second Battle of the Marne (Twentieth-Century Battles) ePub
NOTHING BUT MY SWORD: The Life of Field Marshal James Francis Edward Keith eBook
Fb2 NOTHING BUT MY SWORD: The Life of Field Marshal James Francis Edward Keith ePub
The Battle of Heligoland Bight (Twentieth-Century Battles) eBook
Fb2 The Battle of Heligoland Bight (Twentieth-Century Battles) ePub
Franco-Prussian War: Journal of a French Reserve Officer (Military Memoirs) eBook
Fb2 Franco-Prussian War: Journal of a French Reserve Officer (Military Memoirs) ePub