The Battle of Woerth August 6th 1870

G.F.R Henderson

Date Published :
April 2015
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
30 illustrations, maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781909982567
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Available


This is a companion volume - and a much less well-known study - to the same author's classic, The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870, providing an account of the 'other' battle fought that day, at Woerth, in Alsace.

The Battle of Woerth was, like Spicheren, an encounter battle during the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian War, and had the same result - after a courageous defense the French were forced to withdraw from the field of battle. Although briefer than his study of Spicheren, Henderson nevertheless carefully selected his sources when researching this book, again including regimental histories. He presents a detailed narrative of the battle, with additional comments about the tactics employed, and the qualities (or otherwise) of the generals and the men they led.

This new expanded edition not only includes all of the maps from the original, but also features a new introduction by Duncan Rogers, as well as added illustrations and a bibliography of the Battle of Woerth.

About The Author

Henderson was born in Jersey in 1854. Educated at Leeds Grammar School, of which his father, afterwards Dean of Carlisle, was headmaster, he was early attracted to the study of history, and obtained a scholarship at St John's College, Oxford. But he soon left the University for Sandhurst, from where he was commissioned into the 84th Foot in 1878.

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