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The Franco-Proushie War or Franco-German War (German: Deutsch-Französischer Krieg, lit. German-French War, French: Guerre franco-allemande, lit. Franco-German War), eften referred tae in Fraunce as the War of 1870 (19 Julie 1870 – 10 Mey 1871), wis a conflict atween the Seicont French Empire o Napoleon III an the German states o the North German Confederation led bi the Kinrick o Proushie.

Franco-Proushie War
Pairt o the wars o German unification
Collage o Franco–Proushie War imagery
Clockwise frae tap left:
Proushie infantry at the Battle o Spicheren;
Jeanniot's 1886 La ligne de feu (Battle o Mars-La-Tour);
Werner's depiction o the capitulation o Sedan;
Neuville's 1873 Les dernières cartouches (Battle o Bazeilles).
Date19 Julie 1870 – 10 Mey 1871
(9 months and 3 weeks)
Location
Result German victory
Belligerents
Fraunce French Empirea

Baden
 Bavarie
Württemberg

Hesse-Darmstadt
Fraunce French Republicb  German Empired
Commanders an leaders
Strenth

909,951

1,200,000

Casualties an losses

756,285[3]

  • 138,871 dead[4]
  • 143,000 woondit
  • 474,414 capturt

116,696[5]

  • 28,208 dead
  • 88,488 woondit
  • a Until 4 September 1870.
  • b From 4 September 1870.
  • c Leading member of the North German Confederation.
  • d From 18 January 1871.

FitnotesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Howard 1991, p. 39.
  2. Wawro 2003, p. 42.
  3. Nolte 1884, pp. 526–527.
  4. Nolte 1884, p. 527.
  5. Howard 1991, p. 453.

ReferencesEedit

  • Howard, M. (1991). The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870–1871. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26671-8. 
  • Nolte, Frédérick (1884). L'Europe militaire et diplomatique au dix-neuvième siècle, 1815–1884 (4 volumes). E. Plon, Nourrit et ce. OCLC 4899575. 
  • Wawro, G. (2003). The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870–1871. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-58436-1.