This is an important and detailed contemporary account by a German staff officer – who witnessed many of the events that he describes – based on primary material from official records of operations of the First Army in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War. General Manteuffel’s army, fighting over the same ground in the Somme and Picardy that would see bitter fighting in the Great War four decades later, engaged the French in such actions as Amiens, Buchy and Bapaume before besieging Peronne
CAMPAIGN OF 1870-1871 Operations of The First Army under General von Manteuffel, Comprising the Period from the Capitulation of Metz to the Fall of Peronne. Compiled from the Official War Documents of the HQ of the First Army
An important and detailed account by a German staff officer of the operations of the First Army in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War. Fighting in the Somme and Picardy, the army took part in such actions as Amiens, Bapaume and Buchy before besieging Peronne.