The Battle Of Wissembourg Or Battle Of Weissenburg, The First Of The Franco-Prus ...
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Description: The Battle of Wissembourg or Battle of Weissenburg, the first of the Franco-Prussian War, began when three German army corps surprised the small French garrison at Wissembourg on August 4, 1870.The defenders, greatly outnumbered, fought stubbornly before being overwhelmed. The fall of Wissembourg allowed the Prussian army to move into France and compelled Marshal Mac-Mahon to give battle, and suffer defeat, at the Battle of Wörth August 6.
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