SEDAN 1870 The Eclipse of France


Douglas Fermer’s latest work concentrates upon the coming of the war and one of the most influential yet neglected battles in the history of Western Europe, the Battle of Sedan. 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.

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