TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF MOLTKE’S STRATEGY Displayed and Explained from the Battles of Gravelotte and St. Privat 18th August 1870

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Examination of the strategy used by Von Moltke, the ruthlessly brilliant Prussian C-in-C in the battle of Gravelotte-St Privat, biggest and bloodiest clash in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1. It was a Pyrrhic victory for Prussia, who suffered 20,000 casualties against the French 8,000 – but a strategic triumph for Moltke, resulting in the French army being bottled up in the fortress of Metz for the rest of the war.