The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870 and the Events That Preceded It: A Study in Practical Tactics and War Training by G. F. R. George Francis Robert Henderson

The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870 and the Events That Preceded It: A Study in Practical Tactics and War Training by G. F. R. [George Francis Robert] Henderson soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1909, Hardback.

2nd (revised) edition, later printing [First Published: 1902] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Fold-Out Maps; Fold-out Map to the frontispiece;

From the cover: This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late 19th century, remains one of the best narratives of a 19th-century battle yet published.

The Battle of Spicheren was fought in early August 1870, and like many of the battles in the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian war, could be termed an encounter battle. Fighting over very difficult terrain, German forces dislodged the French II Corps after a heroic defence. Henderson not only drew on the General Staff works and other official sources available to military historians of the late 19th century the value of his work is that he also utilised many other accounts, including regimental histories.

He presents an extremely detailed narrative of the battle. Following a full discussion of the events of 6 August 1870, he also discusses the tactics of the battle, and training and other characteristics of the troops involved.

In the Gale & Polden’s Military Series series.

Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and some small marks to both boards.

Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXX] 300 [12, L, 74] pages. 7½” x 5″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Military History catalogue?

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