The History Of Warfare: The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871

19/09/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 19/09/2005
  |  45 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Part of the 'History of Warfare' series, this military documentary looks at the devastating Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, the first modern conflict to be fought on European soil. Characterised by the inept performance of the French army under Napoleon III, and by the ruthless efficiency and professionalism of the Prussian forces, the final stages of the war saw Paris itself under seige, and France collapsing into civil war. Featuring battle re-enactments as well as expert analysis of the causes and consequences of the fighting. Narrated by Bob Sessions.

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