The Pictorial History of Germany; During the Reign of Frederick the Great Comprehending a Complete History of the Silesian Campaigns, and the Seven Years War

The Pictorial History of Germany; During the Reign of Frederick the Great Comprehending a Complete History of the Silesian Campaigns, and the Seven Years War

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...of June dawned, and the Austrian army a second time disappeared from before the Prussians. It being impossible to ascertain whether Daun had merely shifted his position or had really retired under cover of night, Frederick determined on marching to Kollin, where he was certain in every case to come up with the enemy. But on ascending the heights near Panian he again came in view of the hostile army, which had taken up a strong position, and formed in order of battle. Frederick still pushed forward on the road towards Kollin, in order to discover the most assailable point for attacking his foes. At nine o'clock he reached an inn on the road-side, the upper windows of which afforded a commanding view of the Austrian position, and here he drew up the plan of the battle. The enemy's left wing being protected by a precipitous steep was wholly unassailable, and the centre lines appeared to promise but little hopes of success if assaulted. The right wing alone seemed to present no local impediments. In this state of things Frederick resolved on making an effort to outflank the enemy, and then charge them with all his disposable force in the rear. His troops, although completely overpowered by the heat of the weather and the toils of the march, were permitted to rest but till noon, when orders to march were again given. The Austrian leader recognising Frederick's intention, took the necessary steps to strengthen his right wing. The Prussian van opened the battle. Zieten's hussars and the grenadiers who formed this advanced body attacked the enemy in the rear, and in spite of a most obstinate resistance obtained considerable advantages. But Frederick, suddenly altering his plans, ordered the remaining portion of the army to halt, and commanded the...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660038X
  • 9781236600387