at the Battle of Mars-la-Tour, Franco-Prussian War.
Painting, The Line of Fire by Pierre-Georges Jeanniot,
Between France and Germany
This page shows
conflicts between France and the "modern" state of
Germany, a nation which developed partially as a result
of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. Though France
and various German states and political entities fought
wars from the time of Charlegmane, those conflicts are
not part of this category.
the blue links to access specific pages.
War (July 19, 1870 – May
10, 1871)--Major war between the Prussian-led German
forces and the Second French Empire. This war helped
cause the unification of Germany and paved the way for
the ongoing hostility which was a leading cause of World
French and Belgian
Occupation of the Ruhr
1923-August, 1925)--Germany fell behind in war payments
to the Allies due to the collapse of the German economy.
France and Belgium invade and occupy the industrial Ruhr
Valley region of western Germany until the re-payments