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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…"


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

Interesting article, Armand.


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)


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