The Battle of Worth

The Battle of Worth

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The Battle of Worth

August 6th 1870




Author:G.F.R. Henderson
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:96
Photos:approximately 30 illustrations and maps
Publisher:Helion and Company
ISBN:9781907677274
Item No. 9781907677274



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 comprehensive bibliography of the Battle of Woerth.