Solferino 1859: The battle for Italy's Freedom by Richard Brooks

By Richard Brooks

The conflict of Solferino, fought on June 24, 1859, was once the decisive motion of the Franco-Austrian battle. Fought close to Lake Garda in northern Italy, it was once the biggest ecu conflict on account that Leipzig in 1813 with over 1 / 4 of one million warring parties. within the presence of 3 topped heads of kingdom - 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 in a bitterly fought contest that will depart greater than 40,000 lifeless and provides the conflict a name for savagery that will motivate not just the formation of the pink go, but additionally the 1st Geneva conference. As a vital climax to the second one Italian battle of Independence, this name covers the build-up to the conflict, together with activities at Montebello, Palestro and Magenta that ended in the decisive second of the crusade. Full-color battlescene paintings and exact maps illustrate this complete account of the commanders, armies, plans and aftermath of 1 of the bloodiest battles of the interval.

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