|Author:||Peter Dennis,Richard Brooks|
|Title:||Solferino 1859: The battle for Italy’s Freedom (Campaign)|
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|Publisher:||Osprey Publishing; 1St Edition edition (April 21, 2009)|
The battle of Solferino, fought on June 24, 1859, was the decisive action of the Franco-Austrian War. Fought near Lake Garda in northern Italy, it was the largest European battle since Leipzig in 1813 with over a quarter of a million combatants.
Richard Brooks does an able job of bringing this little known action to light. He covers the whole 1859 campaign, including Magenta and several minor actions, as well as Solferino; the result is a "campaign" book and not just a "battle" book. The book is well written and ably supported by excellent maps. I don't know why so many otherwise excellent military histories suffer from totally inadequate maps, but this is not a problem with Osprey books. The book flows along, with the author again setting the stage (both strategically and with a description of the battlefield) for the actual battles, which are covered in sufficient detail that I felt I really understood them.
Richard Brooks, Peter Dennis (Illustrator). In the presence of three crowned heads of state - Napoleon III of France, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria and Vic Osprey's Campaign title for the battle of Solferino (1859), which was the decisive action of the Franco-Austrian War. Former tax-inspector Richard Brooks reports for Private Eye on a range of subjects and has contributed to the Guardian, the BBC, and many other media outlets. With David Craig he was co-author of the bestselling Plundering the Public Sector.
We get a good look at the opposing. of Solferino, one of the bloodiest battles in the history of Italy, this battle took place on June 24, 1859. Solferino 1859 : The battle for Italy's freedom (Osprey Campaign.
Campaign 207. The Franco-Austrian War of 1859 was one of the most significant conflicts of the nineteenth century. Technologically it saw the first large-scale use of railways, which enabled the French to deploy a large army in northern Italy on only two weeks, and the first use of rifled artillery on the battlefield. Politically it was a key step towards to unification of Italy, while the weakness of Austria, revealed at Solferino, was to play a key part in the unification of Germany under Prussian leadership . The text is support by excellent maps of the campaign, its early battles, the approach to Solferino and three maps of separate sections of the battle itself.
Author: Richard Brooks Peter Dennis. Der Mann von Solferino. The Battle for Skandia. The Battle for Tomorrow. The Battle for Christmas. THE BATTLE FOR SKANDIA RANGER‟S APPRENTICE BOOK IV JOHN FLANAGAN To Leonie, for always believing.
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.
Campaign ; 207. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Geographic Name: Italy History War of 1859 Campaigns. Uniform Title: Campaign (Osprey Publishing) ; 207. Rubrics: Solferino, Battle of, Solferino, Italy, 1859. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Solferino 1859 : the battle that won Italy its independence, Richard Brooks ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.
Richard Brooks sets the scene with a well-detailed narrative of the events of the whole campaign, and despite the books title, covers the battles of Montebello, Magenta, and Malegnano as well as Solferino. Mr Brooks seems very aware of the importance of terrain in warfare and this shines through in his descriptions of the campaign and how the nature of the northern Italy, its rivers and canals, and its agriculture affected the battles. He examines the changing technology and how it affected the campaign. The use of the railways and steam ships to get the French army to Italy quickly.