Gravelotte-St-Privat was once most likely the toughest fought of all of the battles of the Franco-Prussian battle (1870-1871). Attacked via greater Prussian forces from either the 1st and moment armies, Marshal Bazaine's French military of the Rhine inflicted heavy casualties at the advancing Prussian's sooner than ultimately being pressured to retreat into the citadel urban of Metz. not able to damage out and with out desire of aid Bazaine's military grimly hung on to the tip of the warfare. French failure at Gravelotte-St-Privat led on to their ultimate defeat at Sedan, the cave in of Napoleon III's regime and the proclamation of the German Empire.

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