Frederick the Great and His Times Volume 2

Frederick the Great and His Times Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... not being supported by the other divisions, it suffered severely and was obliged to fall back. Five fresh battalions having come to its aid, it renewed the attack, and the batteries were carried. The victorious Prussian infantry then charged that of the enemy in flank and drove it back on the right wing. The guard, posted in the centre, led by the king's brother-in-law, prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, climbed a steep eminence overgrown with wood occupied by the Austrians, which was defended by his brother, prince Louis. Here then was exhibited the singular spectacle of brother fighting against brother, and the younger beating the elder. In vain the enemy attempted to establish himself on the numerous eminences which cover this part of the ' country; he was driven from them, and at length fled in dis order. The Bornstedt cuirassier regiment alone took 1700 prisoners and ten pair of colours. The enemy was pursued no farther than Sorr, after which village this battle was named. The victors lost 2600 killed and wounded, and among the former, prince Albert of Brunswick, majorgeneral Blankensee, and lieutenant-colonel Wedell, whose heroism in disputing with the Austrians the passage of the Elbe had excited universal admiration; while the loss of the enemy amounted to 10,000 killed, wounded, and prisoners, besides twenty-two pieces of cannon, twelve pair of colours and standards. Among the Prussian oflicers who particularly distinguished themselves in this engagement was the celebrated Forcade. He received a wound in the right foot, which extended him on the field. The king declared that to him he chiefly owed the victory. When Forcade afterwards went on a court day to the palace in Berlin to thank the king in person for the honours...
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793331
  • 9781236793331