War in Germany: Lecture 11 Franco-Prussian War

After a tactical delay, the War in Germany series resumes with installment 11 on the Franco-Prussian war: Lessons learned from 1866; how Bismarck (and Napoleon III) isolated France; the escalating violence of battle; the politics of war and peace; the Commune; Alsace-Lorraine and the aftermath.

Powerpoint here: Tooze WinG2018 Lecture 11 Franco Prussian War

By way of reading I particularly benefited from:

And the magnificent exhibition at the Musée de L’Armée a while back.

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