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


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.