PATH TO UNIFICATION - Franco/Prussian War 1870

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Initial success:

  • Prussia had gained more support from other German states
  • their troops were able to mobilise quickly compared to French's
  • they made use of their 6 railway lines contrasting against France's 2
  • Prussia's troops were under the command of General Moltke who was superb
  • they also had in their power the breech-loading needle gun designed by Alfred Krupp

Battle of Metz:

  • in August 1870, Prussian troops surrounded the outskirts of Metz to prevent French troops from escaping to go to Paris
  • the French did try to escape but after the Battle at Metz they were defeated 16th August
  • some of…

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