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Forty Years After: The Story of the Franco-German War, 1870
Author: Bailey, H. C.
Reference #: 1714
Status: For Sale
List Price: $40.00
With an Introduction by W. L. Courtney, LL.D. Hodder and Stoughton; London, New York and Toronto; 1914. 12mo (17 cm) in red cloth with silhouette of soldier in black on front cover; 192 pp. with frontispiece b&w reproduction of Morot’s “Rezonville”, and ports. of Napoleon III, William I, Bazine and Canrobert; illustrations of “The Soldier’s Dream” and “The Siege of Paris”. A Very Good copy, lacking scarce dust jacket.
This is the seventh volume of the ‘War Books’ of The Daily Telegraph and presents an interesting perspective on the eve of The Great War: “Now we have upon us a war which must decide whether Germany can escape the doom which ever since nationality became a principle of civilization, has stricken down all powers of her faith, or whether the old and proven laws of national life and national honour are still endowed with the old inexorable sanction.” (p. 192)
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