The Franco-Prussian War: The German

Conquest of France in 1870-1871

by Geoffrey Wawro

Military historian Wawro gives a comprehensive and lucid account of the political and diplomatic dimensions of the war .



The Franco-Prussian War


by Michael Howard

The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics, which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914. First published in 1961 and now with a new introduction, this text is a comprehensive history of one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe.



The Franco-Prussian War

1870-1871 Badsey 

This book investigates the course of the fighting, and its aftermath in the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine.Dr Stephen Badsey is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is a specialist on the history of military ideas and the role of the media in warfare. He has written and published widely on military subjects ranging from the Crimean War to modern peacekeeping and the future of warfare. He has made frequent contributions as a historian for television and other media, and for numerous tours of battlefields including those of the Franco-Prussian War.




The Franco-German war of 1870-71

Moltke 1873 Read online for free .

The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Field-Maeshal von Moltke.

Moltke was the Chief of Staff of the German Army since 1857, whose great skill as an organizer was largely responsible for Germany's success with training and mobilization of reservists, railway organization  and his General Staff to run it  and victory in the war.

 began this history of the War of 1870-71 in the spring of the year 1887, and during his residence at Creisau he worked at it for about three hours every morning.



 The French Army of the

Franco-Prussian War

 A great illustrated reference on the history,

organisation, uniforms and equipment of the French Army


German Armies in the

Franco Prussian War




The Dordogne, 1869. Pierre Naboulet, a poor tenant farmer, has drawn a lucky number in the French Army draft lottery. He will be exempt from a five-year period of military service. But he sells his number to Florent, a rich merchant, and takes the place of Florent's son, Arnaud, who has been drafted.


La Débâcle (The Downfall)

by Émile Zola

Novel by Émile Zola about farmer Jean Macquart,set against the background of the series of political and military events that ended the reign of Napoléon III and the Second Empire in 1870, in particular the Franco-Prussian War, the Battle of Sedan and the Paris Commune