- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn (July 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841581216
- ISBN-13: 978-1841581217
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,546,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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DAY OF BATTLE: Mars-La-Tour Paperback – July, 2001
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The first third of A Day of Battle Consists of the period leading up to Mars-la-Tour, including the outbreak of war, mobilization and the frontier battles. After suffering several tactical defeats on the border against the invading German armies, Ascoli describes how the two main French armies - one under Marshal MacMahon and the other under Marshal Bazaine - were ordered to fall back toward Paris to regroup. Marshal Bazaine's Army of the Rhine managed to elude the German pursuit and reach the fortified supply base at Metz, from whence he was supposed to continue the retreat to Verdun in order to link-up with MacMahon's army. However, Bazaine delayed the march to Verdun for crucial hours, allowing the pursuing Germans to slip a corps-size blocking force around his flank and block the Metz-Verdun road.Read more ›