Lantern slide depicting the Battle of Woerth (Worth) - also known as the Battle of Reichshoffen or as the Battle of Fröschweiler. The viscious battle took place on 6 August 1870, near the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War. The huge death toll saw 9270 Germans killed and wounded, and about 8000 French killed and wounded. A further 14,000 or so were reported missing or imprisoned - a total toll of over 40% of troops involved. The village of Wœrth / Woerth / Wörth is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

Description of Content

Coloured drawing of view of battle in rural landscape of rolling hills. Soldiers in blue jackets, mauve trousers and white turbans fight soldiers in blue. Several firearms are raised, and smoke arises. Several soldiers have fallen in the foreground.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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