Solferino 1859 (Paperback)

Richard Brooks

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The battle of Solferino, fought during the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, was the largest European battle since Leipzig in 1813. In the presence of three crowned heads of state - Napoleon III of France, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria and Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia (later the King of all Italy) - the armies clashed together in a bitterly fought contest that would leave more than 40,000 dead. As a crucial climax to the Second Italian War of Independence, this title covers the build-up to the battle, including actions at Montebello, Palestro and Magenta that led to the decisive moment of the campaign. Full-colour battle-scene artwork and detailed maps illustrate this comprehensive account of the commanders, armies, plans and aftermath of one of the bloodiest battles of the period.


Product Details

  • Product code: BHNFD
  • ISBN: 9781846033858
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 24.7cm x 18.5cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 02 00:00:00 BST 2009
  • Book points: 14

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