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In this particular war the efficient use of the railway system by the Prussian and German forces gave them a tactical and strategical edge, that the French army was never able to catch up to.
The battle of Sedan (September 1870), that resulted in the capture of a whole French army together with the Emperor Napoleon III, and the loss of Paris (January 1871) were two events that sent considerable shock waves throughout France.