Help support TMP


"The Franco-Prussian Battle of Havana, 1870" Topic


4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the 19th Century Discussion Message Board

Back to the Age of Sail Message Board


Areas of Interest

Renaissance
18th Century
Napoleonic
19th Century

Featured Hobby News Article


Top-Rated Ruleset

Rank & File


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Showcase Article

1:700 Black Seas British Brigs

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian paints brigs for the British fleet.


Featured Workbench Article

From Fish Tank to Tabletop

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian receives a gift from his wife…


Featured Profile Article

First Look: Barrage's 28mm Roads

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian takes a look at flexible roads made from long-lasting flexible resin.


Featured Book Review


474 hits since 16 Nov 2020
©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 12:09 p.m. PST

"By contrast, the more obscure 1870 Battle of Havana was one which was radically different to these, in that it could have had no bearing, however remote, on the outcome of a greater conflict. It was indeed triggered by almost medieval concepts of pride and honour.

In 1870 the French Second Empire, under the rule of Napoleon III, entered unwisely into war with Prussia, the pre-eminent power in Germany. Within weeks of the start of hostilities French land forces had been defeated in battle after battle. Napoleon III himself had been surrounded and forced to surrender with an entire army and Prussian forces, supported by other German allies, had invaded Northern France and had brought Paris itself under siege. France had a large navy, Prussia a few ships only, and those small, but the French found themselves incapable of using their powerful modern ironclads to gain any strategic advantage…"

picture


Main page
link


Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

Interesting article, Armand.

Grelber

Son of MOOG16 Nov 2020 1:38 p.m. PST

Very interesting indeed.Thanks Armand!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2020 11:38 a.m. PST

A votre service mes amis! (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.