Siege of Metz 1870 – An Entire French Army Trapped

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The French Army of the Rhine under Marshal Bazaine is trapped inside Metz – along with civilians and wounded over 250,000 people will need to be fed from the city’s dwindling supplies. Surrounding the city is a German Army that cannot force the Metz fortifications and opts for starving it into submission instead.

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